The Road Transport industry is one of the most heavily regulated sectors within Europe with new legislation being constantly introduced. As a result road transport law has become extremely complex, requiring operators and drivers to navigate a minefield of rules and regulations covering areas such as operator licensing, drivers’ hours, working time, dangerous goods, health and safety, animal and waste transportation.
Through the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain the transport sector has its own enforcement regime. Failure to comply with undertakings and rules can lead to range of sanctions including the loss of operator licences and drivers’ vocational entitlements. Alongside this regime is the jurisdiction of the police and the criminal courts to enforce road traffic and transport offences.
Our Road Transport solicitors are able to provide practical legal support to road transport operators and professionals in the passenger, goods and logistics sectors. We are members of the Freight Transport Association and our team includes a holder of the International Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence.
Our Team can help with:
For further information on our transport legal services and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Motoring, Crime and Regulatory Team on 01279 755777.