The Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000, to give “PSVAR” its full name is a piece of legislation which prescribes accessibility requirements for public service vehicles, i.e coaches and buses etc. Since the regulations’ inception in 2000 the general position has been that all new buses and coaches designed to carry more than 22 passengers […]
Here is the latest round up of updates from the Traffic Commissioners’ Office: The series of amendments published on 12th April 2022 incorporate the new regulations on Light Goods Vehicles (LGV’s) across the Traffic Commissioners’ Guidance documents. Specifically they deal with how the traffic commissioners should approach the licensing of light goods vehicles and how […]
“Quick Question”: If my PSV business is struggling financially – can I sell the O Licence as a Business Asset?
An operator’s licence is NOT an asset that can be sold or transferred. Each licence is granted to a particular legal entity – whether an individual, a partnership, or a company – and only that entity may ever hold that licence. So how can the use of an operator’s licence be transferred? If the correct […]
Aimed at ensuring that ‘mobile workers’ (for the purpose of this article, HGV drivers – whether part or full time) do not work and drive without taking sufficient rests because doing so can put road safety at risk, The Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 (“the RTWT Regs”) apply to employed and self-employed HGV drivers […]