Yearbook of Road Transport Law

FTA’s Yearbook of Road Transport Law is your essential reference guide for in-depth information on road transport legislation. The Yearbook, which is sponsored by Bridgestone, is easy to use and designed to keep your operation fully compliant and up to date with any legal changes.

What information will I find in FTA's Yearbook?

The Yearbook provides you with detailed information on all aspects of road transport law. Here are just some of the topics:

  • General operations, including Driver CPC, drivers’ hours and tachographs
  • Specialised operations, such as abnormal and dangerous goods
  • Special vehicles, including mobile cranes and tractors
  • Legislation for overseas operations
  • Employment legislation
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Key addresses and contacts

How do I get a Yearbook?

As an FTA member, you’ll receive a free copy of the Yearbook at the beginning of each year. You can access information from our yearbook including pdf of yearbook sections throughout our Compliance and Advice are online. Alternatively, you can download each individual chapter below. For additional copies, you can buy the Yearbook online, by calling Shopfta on 03717 11 11 11 (calls may be recorded) or emailing

General operations:
Construction and use of vehicles - main requirements
Diesel fuel
Drivers' hours, records and tachographs
Driving licences and Driver CPC
Lighting, markers and reflectors
Loading of vehicles
London Low Emission Zone (LEZ)
London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
Operator licensing
Prosecutions and court procedure
Road traffic
Speed limits
Testing, plating and prohibitions
Trade licences
Type approval
Vehicle excise licensing
Weights and dimensions of vehicles

Specialised operations:
Abnormal loads
Dangerous goods
Food distribution
Local authority activities
Passenger transport

Special vehicles:
Cars, dual purpose vehicles and vans
Electric vehicles
Engineering plant
Mobile cranes
Recovery vehicles
Tower wagons
Works trucks and trailers

Overseas operations:
Channel Islands and Isle of Man
International operations
Northern Ireland

Insurance, risk management and loss control

Employment legislation
Trade union legislation
Working time regulations

Health and safety:
Health and safety - the law
Workplace transport and transport operations

Employment relations
Goods vehicle testing stations
Government departments and agencies
Lgv driving and theory test centres
Traffic areas and Traffic Commissioners

Forms most frequently used