The office of the traffic commissioner’s (OTC) decision to publish the outcomes of driver conduct hearings is “a serious GDPR breach” and could result in legal action being taken, according to a lawyer. Jonathon Backhouse, director at Backhouse Jones, said “sooner or later” a professional driver would sue the OTC for publishing the results of the hearings, as well as the driver’s name, date of birth, postcode and date of the hearing. The OTC announced in June it had started […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has called on operators to make the case to government for a funding boost for apprentices to ensure a pipeline of talent for the future. Following a meeting last week between Matthew Hancock MP, minister for skills at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and SfL the door remains open but change hinges on operators demonstrating an appetite for it. Apprenticeships presently only attract full funding between the ages of 16 to 18. After […]
The senior traffic commissioner’s (STC) statutory documents have been refreshed and include changes to how operators and drivers will be treated following bridge strikes.
Operators have painted a mixed picture of the sector as they look to gradually restart their businesses. So should they be preparing for an upturn in the months ahead? Or are they bracing themselves for a second wave?