A council in Northamptonshire wants to get hold of powers normally reserved for the police to enforce traffic offences against HGVs. Following a change in the law earlier this year, local authorities can now apply to the Department for Transport for the power to enforce against traffic contraventions. North Northamptonshire Council said it was now […]
One of the largest ever confiscation orders obtained by the Environment Agency (EA) has been imposed on a convicted waste crime offender, who ran an illegal waste haulage business.
The senior traffic commissioner is consulting on plans to amend statutory guidance closing a loophole that enables hauliers to ‘draw down’ HGVs not specified on an operator licence. The move was prompted by a recent decision in the upper tribunal concerning a company swapping vehicles on and off its licence. The tribunal found that Connor […]
Trailblazer group requests procedural review of apprenticeship funding after only £6,000 offered to employers
The road haulage Trailblazer Group (TBG) is seeking a procedural review after being informed that just £6,000 has been allocated to fund two new LGV Driver Apprenticeships by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IFATE).