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SRA regulatory requirements

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European Court decisions after Brexit

Earlier this month, the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, called for greater clarity over the legal position of decisions of the European Court of Justice, following Brexit. European Court decisions are at the heart of our transport law.   For.
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EU members states in disarray over weekly rest

The EU advocate general has recently published an opinion on whether or not a regular weekly rest can be taken in a vehicle.  The case involves interpretation of EU Regulation 561/2006.  A recent study indicated that of 24 member states,.
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Where now after Brexit?

Over the past years a significant proportion of my legal updates have included commentary on EU legislation or case law that has affected the haulage industry.  We are now in unchartered territory and extricating ourselves from the EU is going.
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How secure is your load?

The DVSA has published a revised version of its guide “Load securing: vehicle operator guidance”. Over 2000 prohibition notices are issued each year to vehicles with insecure loads. The cost to the industry includes not only the costs of fixed.
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Costly VOSA investigation

The courts have recently ruled that, when deciding the level of VOSA’s costs, there is no need to carry out an investigation as to how much of VOSA’s investigation had been successful. The case involved an investigation into drivers’ hours offences..
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Changes to the requirements regarding finance.

Those holding standard operator's licences will welcome the slight reduction in the amounts required to prove financial standing to £7200 for the 1st vehicle and £4000 for each subsequent vehicle. However, perhaps more significant is a recent ruling which has.
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