Businesslink.gov.uk has introduced a dedicated area for those with road transport and logistics operations in association with Department for Transport and its Executive Agencies VOSA, DVLA, VCA and DSA as part of its range of business advice and support, www.businesslink.gov.uk/transport
Focusing initially on businesses with HGV operations, passenger vehicles and MOT testing stations, these businesses will be able to keep up to date with regulations as well as apply for licenses, taxes and permits. In addition they will be able to access a wide range of official business advice such as taking on new employees, health and safety and how to fill out tax returns
East Sussex-based taxi firm, Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs Ltd has been running for over 45 years. Kate Goudy, the Personnel Manager says that the new tools on the website will make her and her colleagues' jobs a lot easier. She says: "It's
fantastic news that there is going to be a section dedicated to transport info - there's so much to remember as a taxi operator, ranging from taxing vehicles to MOTs, as well as keeping up-to-date on legislation changes that may well affect us here in Brighton. As the Personnel Manager I already use businesslink.gov.uk to look at new holiday legislation and I use the holiday entitlement calculator regularly when taking on new staff. We're always busy so anything to make life easier is a blessing."
Ray Lambe from businesslink.gov.uk says: "This new area of the website will enable businesses within the transport sector and those operating logistical operations as part of their business to access a wide range of business advice and support in one place, saving them a great deal of time and money. We have listened to businesses in the sector and have developed this area to meet their needs."
Vivien Bodnar of the Department of Transport supports the new area: "We want to make it straightforward for companies to find out about legislation and regulations which apply to them and their business and we're confident that the Transport and Logistics area on businesslink.gov.uk will make it easier for those in the industry to access the information they need."