Legal Issues

Changes to the OCRS Score System

If you are interested in joining the Earned Recognition Scheme; please follow this link. From 24 April 2018 the new Earned Recognition Scheme came into effect, adding a Blue category to the risk scores. If you run transport in your business and you run under an operator licence, regardless of what type of licence you hold,I.E.; restricted, standard national international, you will fall into one of the categories below OCRS (Operator Compliance Risk Scores): Grey - New Operators…

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FTA calls on the DVSA to review DCPC in light of EU-Mandated Changes

In view of the EU-Mandated changes, that are required to become domestic law within the next two years; The Frieght Transport Association (FTA) has called upon the DVSA to review the delivery of Driver CPC (DCPC). With Brexit fast approaching, the government have laid out that all European Law in operation by 23rd March 2019 will be adopted into domestic legislation. They have also given no indication that the DCPC will be scrapped after Brexit. In their call to action, the FTA…

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Fitness to drive legal update

On the 1st January 2018 DVLA released an update 'Assessing Fitness to Drive: A Guide for Medical Professionals'. This guide covers changes on advice given on insulin-treated diabetes, neurological disorders, cardio-vascular disorders, diabetes mellitus and visual disorders. For more information; please see the following links: Information for Medical Professionals. Information for Non-Specialists.

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The cost of compliance and cleaner city air

What might we expect in the wake of last month's High Court ruling, which found against the government's current clean air strategy? The legally binding outcome, which is not being appealed, compels ministers to come up with a new plan to radically reduce NOx pollution. And fast. But planning is one thing: delivering it equitably, even painlessly, is quite another. There's more. The FTA (Freight Transport Association) and others were concerned that DEFRA's (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)…

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