Haulage & Logistics Law

The world of an HGV operator is a complex one, with numerous different challenges to be addressed daily to get the goods delivered on time and the job done. All must be done within the transport regulatory framework in order for the business to be compliant and to be operating within the law.

Any haulage business, large or small, can find themselves with an issue and with Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law solicitors’ years of experience advising and representing transport operators, we are ideally placed to assist and advise. We offer compliance health checks and best practice advice right through to fighting any investigation which your business may be subject too.

Having a unique insight into how transport businesses work also means we are ideally placed to advise on the more “general” business matters such as employment (hiring, documenting, supervising and firing), company sales and acquisitions and all commercial matters like terms and conditions of trade with suppliers and customers, operating centers and planning permissions, vehicle purchase and sales, customer conditions and any finance arrangement.

If you would like help speak to one of our haulage and logistics industry experts, call now on 01279 818280.

Domestic & European Regulations and Working Time Directive
We advise on the systems which need to be in place to ensure compliance with these regulatory regimes.
HGV Company & Commercial Law
We advise on all aspects of company and commercial law governing haulage and logistics operations.
HGV - Corporate Manslaughter
We help plan for and manage the consequences of a transport operator involved in a fatal accident.
HGV Driver Licensing
An haulage driver’s HGV vocational entitlement to drive a lorry is as critical as an operator’s licence is to the transport operator.
HGV General Road Traffic Law
We advise and represent HGV operators in relation to all road traffic regulatory law.
HGV - Health and Safety Regulations
It is mandatory that you have a written risk assessment and Health & Safety policy.
HGV Licence Applications
We routinely make an amendment to an existing operator’s license or apply for a new licence for HGV operators.
HGV - Operations Sales and Acquisition
If you are thinking of selling or buying a transport business, it is crucial to instruct a lawyer who has specialist transport expertise.
HGV Operators Licence Objections
Operators are required to have at least one operating centre specified on their operator’s licence.
HGV Public Inquiries
We have years of experience in preparing hauliers for Public Inquiries as well as representing them at hearings before Traffic Commissioners.
HGV Tachographs
Tachograph infringements make up a very significant proportion of all road transport prosecutions.
HGV Traffic Commissioner Public Inquiry
We have many years of experience in preparing goods vehicle operators for Public Inquiries as well as representing them at these hearings.
Road Transport Prosecutions
We defend HGV transport operators from prosecution in the criminal courts in relation to regulatory infringements.
Working Time Directive & HGV Drivers Hours
We help operators understand the rules and regulations governing the working time directive and how it can affect their HGV transport operations.
Haulage Operators Compliance Risk Score
We advise on the DVSA’s Operator’s Compliance Risk Scoring system.
HGV Contractual Disputes
We specialise in acting for operators including providing assistance with commercial disputes.
HGV - Digital Tachographs
Getting the right legal advice before a digital vehicle is put into service is essential.
HGV - DVSA and Police Investigations
We help transport operators successfully manage and resolve DVSA and Police enquiries.
HGV Haulage and Logistics Operations
We advise HGV operators across the breadth of the road haulage and logistics industry.
HGV - Help with Commercial Disputes
Transport litigation cases often benefit from having transport specialists to advise and represent you.
HGV Maintenance Systems
We assist HGV operators to put a maintenance system in place that is both compliant and above all effective.
HGV Operating Centres
We advise on all aspects of the legislation relating to operating centres and can also help on related planning issues.
HGV - Operator Health Check
We can provide an operator health check to review your systems and processes to ensure compliance.
HGV - Operators Loss of Repute and Director Disqualification
Protecting the good repute of those involved in running an HGV transport operation is critically important to the business.
HGV Regulatory Law Overview
Operators need to make sure that they know the law and understand its purpose and have effective systems in place to ensure compliance.
HGV Terms and Conditions of Carriage
As we specialise in road transport law, we can provide your business with HGV terms of carriage to suit your needs.
Illegal Immigration
Illegal immigration is a huge problem for haulage companies carrying out international work. We can help protect your business.
Vehicle Seizure and Cabotage for HGV Operators
 We advise on all aspects of vehicle seizure including everything that you can do to get the vehicle back.

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