Year: posts for 2020

97% of UK hauliers are not ready for 1 January 2021

A recent survey conducted early December with 6,000 hauliers revealed just 3% are totally prepared for new UK-EU trading arrangements. 84% require more clarity on border…

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Have your say on mobile phone use

A consultation has been launched to strengthen the laws around the use of a mobile phone whilst in charge of a vehicle on the road.   Laws…

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Is your HGV ready to cross the border?

From 1 January 2021 Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) over 7.5 tonnes travelling from Great Britain to the EU must obtain an electronic Kent Access Permit before…

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Is this the worst case of breaching drivers’ hours rules?

A Glasgow operator has been disqualified and had his licence revoked after a traffic commissioner heard about “the worst case of breaching the drivers’ hours rules”…

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Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

During the COVID-19 lockdown, ATF annual test inspections were stopped and temporary measures for prohibition removals were put in place. However, this has now changed and…

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HGV Levy to be suspended to help with COVID-19

The Government will suspend the HGV Levy for 12 months from August 1. The 12 month suspension is to help reduce financial liabilities for UK and foreign hauliers…

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Tachograph Roadside checks on the rise – Act now

There have been reports recently that the DVSA is ramping up their roadside checks. With this increased enforcement activity operators should ensure that their management of…

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Maintain a compliant and safe road transport operation with COVID-19 restrictions

As a road transport operator, the current situation with COVID-19 and restrictions with social distancing present significant challenges. Some operators will be experiencing a slowdown in…

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Have your say on Driver CPC

The DVSA have launched a consultation about improvements to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. The current requirement is based on time spent in a face-to-face…

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If you don’t see us at the show ….

The Commercial Vehicle Show 28-30 April 2020 – NEC, Birmingham At the time of posting the CV Show has been cancelled by the organisers. A postponement…

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Traffic Commissioners highlight the importance of managing your drivers

In their most recent Annual Report, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain highlighted the importance of managing professional drivers. This includes regularly examining a driver’s licence,…

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Have your say on drivers’ hours rules

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) work to keep our roads safe for all users with a particular focus on HGV, bus and coach drivers.…

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Licence revoked for failure to record drivers’ hours

An operator with 10 heavy goods vehicles had its licence revoked due to “an almost wholesale abrogation” of its responsibilities to ensure drivers hours and tachograph…

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