Worry in the Transport sector about recruitment

Road Transport and Logistics business owners and managers are concerned about the continuing shortage in the number of drivers, according to a straw poll taken at an event for the transport sector in Ipswich today. Over two t...

What if your employee driver has lost their licence to drive – but you don’t know?

Recent coverage of the appalling M1 minibus fatal crash has led to debate about employers not being informed when their employee drivers have lost their driving licence. In this case in March 2018, one driver was jailed for...

Public safety: diesel emissions cheating no different to tachograph fiddling

The Channel 4 Dispatches investigation aired on 9 April reported on a recent trend in the road transport sector: interference with lorries' exhaust control systems that are in place to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx)...

Driving a larger vehicle on your Cat B (‘car’) driving licence

Soon it may be possible to drive vans up to 4.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (mam) on a Category B driving licence – but only if they are alternatively-fuelled. Currently 3.5 tonnes is the limit for that type of licence.&n...