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  • Unhappy holidays?

    • 17 November 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Following the Employment Appeal Tribunal's (EAT) decision in the holiday pay case of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton & another, there were very few media outlets which did not include concerning words … more

  • All change

    • 07 November 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Elections in May led to a major shake-up in the European Parliament with around half of elected MEPs new to Brussels and a new Transport Commissioner appointed.

    Siim Kallas has been replaced by … more

  • Taking a fresh look

    • 03 November 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Appeals against a traffic commissioner's ruling must be made to the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.

    The operator has 28 days to appeal from the TC's written … more

  • Mechanical problems

    • 27 October 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    It’s no exaggeration to say good vehicle maintenance is the foundation stone on which any half-decent road transport operation is built.

    As well as ensuring better safety and more efficient … more

  • Talent agency

    • 16 October 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Agency drivers can be a blessing or a curse: a blessing because they can step in when staff drivers are sick or when a short term contract increases the number of drivers needed.

    A curse because not … more

  • Engineering solutions

    • 06 October 2014
    • By Chris Tindall
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    The skills and knowledge of your workshop staff could be the difference between compliance and appearing in a public inquiry

    Running a compliant road haulage operation is the responsibility of all … more

  • Conditioned Thinking

    • 03 October 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    The standard undertakings listed on the GV79 form include observing drivers’ hours rules, tachograph laws and vehicle speed limits; that vehicles are kept in a fit and serviceable condition, … more

  • State of the nation

    • 29 September 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    The TCs’ report for 2013/14 showed that the total number of O-licences in circulation continued to decline, falling 4% from 80,894 in 2012/13 to 77,732.

    Of these, the number of restricted … more

  • Zero sum game?

    • 19 September 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Zero-hours contracts have become notorious in the last twelve months with claims that thousands of employees tied to these deals are being exploited by their employers.

    Bosses, particularly in the … more

  • Protest movement

    • 22 August 2014
    • By Roger Brown

    Recent years have seen a number of high profile protests involving encampments on open spaces.

    Examples which immediately spring to mind include the occupation of Parliament Square by anti-war … more

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