News and Events

BREXIT - How will Article 50 affect the Transport Sector?

The UK government has yet to decide exactly when the UK will part company with the EU and the basis upon which they do so (and whether or not a 'so-called deal' is actually done) is still a long way down the road. Of course, while politicians debate the pros and cons of a second referendum (including another independence referendum for Scotland) and pundits talk about the effect of Brexit on the markets, commercial vehicle operators have to get on with running their businesses.. Read more>

Double Penalties for Motorists Caught Using Mobile Phones

Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling has warned that under measures which came into force on 1st March 2017, motorists will face losing their licence if they are caught using their phone whilst driving Read more>

Supreme Court Rules on Wheelchair Access, but are things any clearer?

On 18th January 2017 the Supreme Court of England and Wales announced its decision in the dispute over wheelchair access on buses....but how might this ruling affect your coach or bus companies policies? Read more>

HGV Price Fixing Cartel - Could YOU Get Some Money Back?

In July 2016, MAN, Volve/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF admitted to participating in an illegal price fixing cartel which operated to fix prices between 1997 and 2011. Scania is the target of an ongoing investigation. Read more>

HR Health Check - could your business do with some help?

There are so many things to do when running a business, and with a transport business there are a whole heap of other rules and regulations to keep up to date on and on top of. It is not unusual then to begin to prioritise things and one of the areas that it is easy to put low down on the list is HR duties... Read more>

Employed or Not Employed - Is That The Question?

Recently a plumber won a legal battle for working rights in the latest of what has been a spate of court rulings over freelance operations in the modern workplace. The Court of Appeal case against Pimlico Plumbers decided that the plumber who had been working on a self-employed contractor basis for a number of years was really an employee and as such was entitled to normal employee protection... Read more>

Law Change Demands Equal Treatment for Disabled Taxi Users

From 6th April 2017 it will be illegal for taxi drivers to discriminate against wheelchair users. Taxi drivers could face a fine of up to £1,000 if they refuse to transport wheelchair users or attempt to charge them extra Read more>

Heading To France? New Emissions Sticker Needed

Under a new French government scheme from 31st March 2017 it will be mandatory to display a CRIT Air Sticker Read more>

New Department for Transport Drug Driving Awareness Course

The Department for Transport's Road Safety Minister, Andrew Jones has recently announced a new course which is designed to provide increased education and awareness Read more>

Pellys Transport & Regulatory Law at EuroBus Expo 2016

It is that time of year again, and so we are heading to Birmingham, to the NEC to exhibit at EuroBus Expo 2016. The show runs from 1st - 3rd November 2016 at the NEC and features exhibitors from every corner of the coach and bus industry. Read more>