Our experience has ensured that we understand the requirements of Clients in this sector, particularly in the light of its heavy regulation which requires Operators to be ever vigilant to seek to avoid mistakes which may result in a prosecution and the need for an appearance in Court or at a Public Inquiry.
We have acquired our significant experience in this sector by acting for a variety of Clients ranging from those operating a single HGV vehicle to a national logistics operator with over 250 such vehicles.
We have provided legal advice to those operating vehicles in the transport industry covering vehicle operators and drivers, including specialist sectors such as waste transport and passenger vehicles. Our experience also extends to prosecutions and representation in Court, VOSA Investigations and Police Interviews, Driver Conduct Hearings and international transport issues such as carrying clandestine stowaways.
Recent examples of our expertise in this sector include:-
- Representing an Operator in a potential prosecution by a Local Authority for alleged breach of regulations relating to the carrying of environmental waste.
- Advising a Haulage Operator concerning issues arising out of the use of tachograph equipment / drivers’ hours.
- Representing a Client before the Traffic Commissioner in respect of possible revocation of an Operator’s Licence.
- Representing an Operator prosecuted for operating a heavy goods vehicle carrying an unsafe load.