28 Sep '16, 10am

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The wellbeing of staff – and particularly drivers – is of paramount importance to operators, says a leading transport solicitor, and that places upon them a number of legal responsibilities. Get it wrong and there may be trouble, as the Glasgow bin lorry tragedy demonstrated. Tim Deakin reports Investigate anything that causes you doubt about a driver’s wellbeing You may know your drivers, but do you really know them? If the answer to that question is no, then think hard about getting closer. Make a constant assessment of their mental and physical state, and satisfy yourself that they are fit and suitable to drive, because your business’ corporate reputation rests firmly on their shoulders. That’s the message from Jonathan Backhouse of specialist transport law firm Backhouse Jones. routeONE readers have already heard from Mr Backhouse over recent weeks , but last Thursday ...

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