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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.
The Department for Transport is seeking views on certain proposals with regard to VOSA roadside stops. The consultation started on 29 June and runs through to 13 August 2010. The consultation period is relatively short as the DFT has already been engaged in consultations with interested parties.
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.
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.