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HGV Price Fixing Cartel - Could YOU Get Some Money Back?

In July 2016, MAN, Volve/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF admitted to participating in an illegal price fixing cartel which operated to fix prices between 1997 and 2011. Scania is the target of an ongoing investigation. Read more>

HR Health Check - could your business do with some help?

There are so many things to do when running a business, and with a transport business there are a whole heap of other rules and regulations to keep up to date on and on top of. It is not unusual then to begin to prioritise things and one of the areas that it is easy to put low down on the list is HR duties... Read more>

Employed or Not Employed - Is That The Question?

Recently a plumber won a legal battle for working rights in the latest of what has been a spate of court rulings over freelance operations in the modern workplace. The Court of Appeal case against Pimlico Plumbers decided that the plumber who had been working on a self-employed contractor basis for a number of years was really an employee and as such was entitled to normal employee protection... Read more>

Law Change Demands Equal Treatment for Disabled Taxi Users

From 6th April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi drivers could face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra Read more>

Heading To France? New Emissions Sticker Needed

Under a new French government scheme from 31st March 2017 it will be mandatory to display a CRIT Air Sticker Read more>

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>