Road Transport & Logistics Regulations
The main problem that most operators face today is that their working lives are dictated by legislation in one form or another, which appears to manifest itself as a never-ending high hurdle race; just when it seems the last hurdle has been cleared, another appears.
Locating information pertaining to commercial goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles can be extremely difficult and time-consuming. An example of the difficulties here is the Construction and Use Regulations, which became law on 11th August 1986.
Since it came into force, the original regulations have undergone frequent amendments to the many separate regulations that go to make up the full Act. This means that when looking into a specific amended regulation, the reader is always referred back to the original, which can prove confusing.
The purpose of this section is to give some insight into the legislation that governs transport operations and the required actions of staff. The information to be found here has been extracted from the regulations listed below, which include:
- Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) Regulations 1998
- Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989
- Road Traffic Act 1988
- Construction & Use Regulations 1986
- Builders' Skips (Markings) Regulations 1984
We aim to expand and update information as new amendments to the regulations come into force and where applicable will re-write and add to the current pages, with the C&U pages here forming the start of an updated Section.
Transports Friends' aim is to continually bring you pertinent information across all sections on this website, which we trust you'll find useful and informative.
The following links provide guidance and further information
The Road Vehicles (Authorised Weight) Regulations 1998
Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989
Road Traffic Act 1988
Construction & Use Regulations 1986
Builders' Skips (Markings) Regulations 1984