News and Events

New Department for Transport Drug Driving Awareness Course

The Department for Transport's Road Safety Minister, Andrew Jones has recently announced a new course which is designed to provide increased education and awareness Read more>

Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law at EuroBus Expo 2016

It is that time of year again, and so we are heading to Birmingham, to the NEC to exhibit at EuroBus Expo 2016. The show runs from 1st - 3rd November 2016 at the NEC and features exhibitors from every corner of the coach and bus industry. Read more>

Everything you wanted to Know about MOTs for Commercial Vehicles!

What are an operator’s legal duties for ensuring their vehicles (including hired ones) are safe on the road? Read more>

How to Solve the Driver Shortage Problem

Kevin McIvor, HR Consultant at Pellys Transport and Regulatory Law, considers the driver shortage problem in the commercial vehicle industry and looks at ways in which operators can adapt their ways in order to attract and retain drivers. Read more>

Working Under the Domestic Drivers' Hours Rules

What are the domestic drivers' hours rules and when do they apply? Operators who cannot immediately answer these questions but run their operations assuming that the domestic rules do not apply to them should read on. Read more>

BREXIT - If the UK Votes to Leave the EU, how might Transport Operators be Affected?

Much of the current road transport legislation that applies to UK operators and their drivers derives from EU law. So what might happen if we vote to leave the European Union on 23rd June? Read more>

Drivers' Hours - what to do when stuck in a Jam

Ask any driver - professional or otherwise - to name the things that are least enjoyable about being behind the wheel and there is a more than even chance that "being stuck in a jam" will feature highly on the list of responses! Read more>

New Rules for Financial Standing 2016

Each year, the amount of money that an operator must have readily available to it in order to satisfy its legal obligation to be of "appropriate financial standing" changes. The rates which will apply from 1st January 2016 have recently been announced Read more>

Employing Drivers

Drivers are the lifeblood of transport businesses. Without them most operators would not have a business to start with. Read more>

Measures to Introduce Mandatory Right to Work Checks on Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

New powers are being added to the Immigration Bill that mean that taxi and private hire drivers will have to prove they are in the UK legally before being granted licences. The proposals mean that licensing authorities will need to conduct checks on applicants to ensure that they have the correct permissions in place before granting a licence. Read more>