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EU presidency too fast for transport

Last month Belgium took over the EU presidency, giving it leadership of the Council of Ministers for six months. As is the norm Belgian's ministers made presentations to the committees of the European Parliament, setting priorities for the short life of its occupation of the rotating presidency.

HGV drivers' health and equality law

When governments introduce wide-ranging laws they can be forgiven for not foreseeing every eventuality that may arise. This is where case law comes into its own, testing new regulations by court and tribunal decisions.

Changes to the rules on cabotage

In the road haulage industry 'cabotage' is the right, on a temporary basis, to operate road services in another member state.

Changes to OCRS plunging operators into the 'red'

With recent trade press looking at changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system, we look at what OCRS is, why it is important to any licensed vehicle operators and the changes that are due in its calculation. 

Making sense of Euro-fines

MEP Hella Ranner is making a brave stab at bringing some sense to the welter of penalties that HGV drivers face across Europe. She says that fines for the same offence range between 300 euro and 4000 euro depending on where the driver is unlucky enough to be caught.

A burden too far for directors?

A Labour backbencher has recently introduced a new Bill to Parliament, which if approved, will send a powerful health and safety warning to directors that will be felt in all boardrooms across the UK.