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Published: 4th January 2021

January Newsletter - BSA Advice

Welcome to our January newsletter where we look at Important Information for Hauliers Moving Goods to the EU from 1st January 2021 and much more.

DVSA to Monitor Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Periodic Training

To ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement, the DVSA will monitor Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training. The DVSA will check drivers records to spot ... Read More

Important Information for Hauliers Moving Goods to the EU from 1st January 2021

If you are a haulier moving goods to the EU, then it is crucial you obtain the necessary information from your customers and that they have taken the necessary steps to assemble such information ... Read More

DVSA Highlights Important Updates to International Hauliers

On 28th December 2020, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) sent a bulletin to hauliers travelling outside the UK highlighting important updates in relation to test exemptions & Driver ... Read More

Low Emission Zones, Clean Air Zones, Ultra Low Emission Zones - What You Need to Know

A low emission zone (LEZ) is a geographically defined area in which the most polluting vehicles are restricted or discouraged from being used. It is thought by setting a minimum emissions standard for vehicles, air quality can ... Read More

Financial Standing Rates Change for Existing Haulage, Bus & Coach Operators, and New Applicants

The Licensing of Operators and International Road Haulage (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 has exercised the power set out in the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 to amend Article 7 of EC1071 so​ ... Read More

The Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness Has Been Updated

​The guide to maintaining roadworthiness was last updated on 15th December 2020. This article explains what this guide covers and outlines what the recent changes ... Read More

Tyres Over 10 Years Old on Heavy Vehicles to be Banned From February 2021

From 1st February 2021, tyres over 10 years old on the front axles of lorries, buses, coaches and all single wheels of minibuses (9 to 16 passenger seats) will be banned. The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be enforcing the new ... Read More

Roller Brake Test Report

As a specialist transport solicitor, I represent HGV and PSV operators in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners (TC) throughout the UK.  In a recent public inquiry, at my client’s behest, I included a copy of the Freight Trade ... Read More

BSAProtect© - Tailored Legal Retainer Agreement

BSAProtect is for paid-up members seeking access to legal advice in connection with transport-related legal issues. BSA has negotiated free access for its members to Dyne Solicitors' Transport Law telephone advice scheme covering road transport law, operator licensing and commercial litigation issues.

Access is subject to reasonable user and a limit of 2 hours per member in any period of 12 months. Telephone advice in this context means communication over the telephone with a solicitor employed by Dyne Solicitors Limited for purposes of providing general legal advice.

All calls will be recorded for fact verification purposes and subject to fair use and an absolute limit of 2 hours per member in any period of 12 months. Dyne also offers their own DyneProtect© product which offers more comprehensive support (but is subject to an annual agreed fee).

To learn more, please get in touch on the details below.

01829 773105