It is not easy being an External Transport Manager. You have the same responsibilities as a full-time in-house Transport Manager however you might only be contracted for a handful of hours a week in the case of a single vehicle operator. Even for a diligent External Transport Manager it can be difficult to exercise continuous and effective control when you may only see the vehicles you are responsible for a few hours a week.
This guide is intended to be a short, no-nonsense crib sheet for External Transport Managers. It is by no means comprehensive, but it does flag up some of the more common issues that can ultimately lead to problems with the Traffic Commissioner.
Posted on 24/11/2021
Chambers’ 2022 UK guide launched on Thursday 21st October, with Rotheras’ Family Law, Personal Injury and Transport departments ranked in the top tiers for their practice areas and jurisdictions.
Posted on 26/10/2021
Being called to a Driver Conduct Hearing by the Traffic Commissioner can be a very stressful experience under any circumstances. Whether the hearing takes place in person at the Traffic Commissioner’s office or virtually, the pressure of responding to allegations and being cross examined by the Traffic Commissioner can lead to sleepless nights.
Posted on 12/10/2021
Due to expansion an excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified Solicitor to join our Transport department. We are looking for an ambitious individual with prior regulatory and criminal law experience who is keen to develop their career and gain expertise in a new area of privately funded regulatory law.
Posted on 06/09/2021
Rotheras’ Senior Associate Chris Powell recently spoke to Pete Rushmer, Founder and Managing Director of Flagship Partners and host of the podcast ‘A Half Dozen Things’ about his work as a transport lawyer at Rotheras.
Posted on 04/08/2021
You usually only need an operator’s licence if you operate goods vehicles or public service vehicles over 3.5t; however, as a result of Brexit, from May 2022 the UK is introducing new regulations meaning that certain vans between 2.5t and 3.5t will require an operators’ licence or they could be operating unlawfully.
Posted on 07/06/2021
Transport Solicitor Chris Powell looks at 5 common mistakes transport companies can make when responding to a DVSA desk based assessment.
Posted on 21/04/2021
Transport Lawyer Chris Powell Powell and trainee solicitor Joanne Derbyshire explain what to expect if you have been called to attend a Driver Conduct Hearing with the Traffic Commissioner.
Posted on 21/04/2021
Brexit Customs Procedures: The Kent Access Permit is designed to reduce traffic congestion after the brexit transition period.
Posted on 08/12/2020
HMRC Alcohol, Tobacco and Vehicle Seizures: Transport Solicitor Chris Powell explains how an importer of excise goods can apply for the return of alcohol, tobacco or vehicles detained by UK customs.
Posted on 24/06/2020
Webinar recap: watch the recording of our recent webinar that details the impact of COVID-19 on the transport industry, with practical advice on how to navigate these issues.
Posted on 26/05/2020
Transport solicitor Chris Powell is providing regular updates to the transport sector on how covid-19 is impacting transport regulation
Posted on 18/03/2020