Testing, testing… Numerous types of HGV (and fast tractors) to lose exemptions

If it’s grey and has a trunk then it’s probably an elephant – even if you call it a giraffe, a lion or a leopard.And so it is with HGVs – following a consultation the Government has announced (14 September) that numerous type...

Brake testing: getting it right!

An area where many operators of goods vehicles continue not to be non-compliant is in the area of brake testing. Of concern is the fact that some maintenance providers do not also fully understand these requirements. As lon...

Thousands of goods vehicle operators entitled to compensation

Ashtons Legal are urging people who bought, leased or purchased new or used goods vehicles or small trucks weighing six tonne upwards to get in touch as they may be entitled to compensation. In July 2016 the Europea...

Car licence holders to drive heavier vehicles – but only if low emission technology used

The Department for Transport has announced proposals that may benefit businesses that operate van fleets as well as private individuals. Those operating vans commercially need to monitor this development as it will be relevan...