At Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law solicitors, providing expert advice to coach & bus, taxi/private hire operators and haulage/logistics businesses means doing more than offering assistance on licensing issues, drivers’ hours infringements, dangerous vehicle prosecutions and accidents. It means offering a complete service including supplying contracts of employment properly tailored to the needs and complexities of a transport undertaking and then advising and representing operators in employment proceedings.
With personnel management falling low on the priority list – especially in terms of the “bottom line”, transport operators often either do not have employment contracts for their employees, especially their drivers and mechanics, or they have issued contracts of employment which are far too general in nature and which leave out the provisions which are crucial to protecting the transport operators business.
Professional drivers and mechanics working in-house for an operator should always have comprehensive contracts of employment (or appropriate alternative terms of engagement for self-employed or agency drivers) supported by a fully detailed staff handbook which should be issued to all members of staff, whether they are full time or part-time, on the payroll, or truly self-employed.
The team at Pellys Transport & Regulatory law have been specialising in road transport law and associated commercial and regulatory advice for over 30 years. We can bring that expertise to your business when advising on, or supplying, driver contracts along with the requisite staff handbooks, that your business needs. If you would be interested in discussing this aspect of your business, please contact us now on 01279 818280 or click here to send us an email.