The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has announced the financial standing rates which will apply this year for operator’s licence holders and applicants. By way of a reminder, these are the sums that operators and prospective operators must have available to them in order to satisfy the legal requirement to be of appropriate financial standing. […]
As has been widely reported in the recent trade press, 1st January 2020 is a date which looms large on the horizon for coach operators: this is the date that the final provisions of the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (“PSVAR”) – which relate specifically to coaches designed to carry more than 22 passengers […]
By law, as a PSV operator you must inform the Secretary of State for Transport (in this case the DVSA) if one of your PSVs has been involved in an accident or been subject to a serious incident. Recently the DVSA have updated the standard report form (PSV 112), a copy of which can be […]
Driver Walkaround Checks – Are your drivers’ doing them, and if they are, are they doing them properly?
It is one of the key safety aspects of the transport regulatory regime that a responsible person (usually the driver) undertakes a proper check of the vehicle every day that it is being used. Making sure that your drivers undertake this important check before they take over driving the vehicle (even if the vehicle is […]