The 2007 edition — the 45th to appear — is packed with invaluable legal information and it's all written in a way that the layman can understand. It's especially good at addressing grey areas such as whether or not a van operator needs an O licence if he regularly tows a heavy trailer, and at shedding light on confusing issues such as what type of licence or permit is needed if you want to operate a minibus.

Produced by the FTA's team of transport legislation experts, the latest volume includes a section dedicated to the new EU Drivers' Hours rules. They come into effect on 11 April.

Something else worth perusing is the employment law section which has been updated to include details of the new rules on age discrimination.

FTA members get a free copy. Extra copies cost £34, with discounts available for volume orders.