Tag: compliance

Covid-19 advice note & financial standing updated

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner The Traffic Commissioners have updated the advice note issued to assist operators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The updates include changes to the process for temporary Local Bus Service Registration variations in England, Scotland and Wales. The provision to allow short notice temporary variations will now continue beyond 4 January 2021 in view of the continuing uncertainty facing operators. This provision will be reviewed on 1…

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EU Transition: Haulier Information & Advice Sites Open

The following has been taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport: You and your drivers can now visit Information and Advice Sites across the UK for advice on how to prepare for the end of the transition period. Find your nearest advice site New rules will affect you when travelling to the EU from 1 January 2020. Sites will be available across the UK to get advice on what is needed to do to prepare for the changes. Support includes multi-lingual in-person advice…

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Public inquiry attendees must not break quarantine rules

The following it taken from an email circular sent out by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. PI attendees must follow the 14-day quarantine rule when arriving back in the UK from a country that is not on the exemption list. In the short time since we reintroduced physical attendance at hearings, there have been several worrying incidents where people have arrived at a public inquiry almost immediately after flying back to the UK. This puts everyone’s health at risk and…

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HGV Tyres over 10 years old are to be banned

Following on from a consultation that was carried out from 23rd June 2019 to 1st September 2019, tyres 10 years or older will now be banned under the new rules; which will make it illegal in England, Wales and Scotland for such a tyre to be fitted to the front axle of HGV, Buses and Coaches. To see the full outcome, and to read an impact report on this ban please follow this link. UPDATE: Further information is available from Gov.uk on…

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TC driver conduct decisions now published online

The following is taken from an email circulated by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. The traffic commissioners have started publishing the outcomes of driver conduct hearings online. This follows widespread approval for this information in responses to a consultation in 2019. As well as the regulatory outcome of the hearing, the information published includes: the date of the hearing the driver's name the driver's year of birth the first part of the driver's postcode Publishing this information will…

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Office of the Traffic Commissioner updates Coronavirus advice

The following is taken from an email circular sent out by the office of the Traffic Commissioners. The traffic commissioners (TCs) have updated their advice for operators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The update issued on 23 June 2020 covers: an increase in the maximum period of grace for financial standing from 6 months to 12 months the return of in-person tribunal hearings from 6 July 2020 information about requesting temporary variations to local bus services ahead of a return…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) statutory directions updated

The following is taken directly from an email sent out today by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has updated his coronavirus (COVID-19) statutory document originally issued on 17 March 2020. The update issued on 18 June 2020 includes reference to: an increase in the maximum time allowed for a period of grace for financial standing an operator can receive from 6 months to 12 months more information about in-person tribunal hearings in England from July 2020…

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