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​JAUPT to become a part of the DVSA

​JAUPT to become a part of the DVSA

6th Oct 2022

An announcement this week from the DVSA revealed that the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) will become a part of the DVSA. JAUPT is responsible for processing applications from tr … Read more
Updates Rules for Drivers' Hours Records

Updates Rules for Drivers' Hours Records

18th Jul 2022

August 2020 Regulation (EU 2020/0154 came into effect. It detailed how drivers should record their daily activities, duties and rest with significant changes to the previous days and weeks. The res … Read more
Updated HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals

Updated HGV and PSV Inspection Manuals

Posted by AndrewT on 25th Apr 2022

Updated HGV and PSV inspection manuals were published by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 11 April 2022. The changes were made following feedback from stakeholders. What has changed? … Read more
Vans working across borders subject to O-licensing

Vans working across borders subject to O-licensing

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Jan 2022

New laws requiring van operators to obtain operator licences if they undertake international work with vehicles less than 3.5-tonnes could be the start of a licensing regime for all UK vans. From 21 … Read more
DVSA name top drivers' hours offenders

DVSA name top drivers' hours offenders

Posted by AndrewT on 26th Nov 2021

During road safety week the DVSA published a list of operators committing drivers’ hours offences in the UK. The list includes thousands of operators based in the UK and in other European countries. 1 … Read more
Changes for International Hauliers for COVID-19

Changes for International Hauliers for COVID-19

Posted by AndrewT on 27th Jul 2021

Changes to haulier testing requirements for fully vaccinated UK hauliers returning from amber list countries came into effect from 19th July 2021. Drivers are not required to isolate in their cab on … Read more
New DVLA tachograph driver card service

New DVLA tachograph driver card service

Posted by AndrewT on 29th Jun 2021

The new service launched by the DVLA will cut wait times and allows instant payments for tachograph driver cards. HGV, bus and coach drivers can now apply and pay for their tachograph drivers card onl … Read more
Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

Removing roadworthiness prohibitions

Posted by AndrewT on 20th May 2021

From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a DVSA prohibition removal inspection at an ATF. Temporary measures were … Read more
Kent Access Permits are no longer required

Kent Access Permits are no longer required

Posted by AndrewT on 23rd Apr 2021

From Tuesday 20 April you will not need to obtain a Kent Access Permit (KAP) if you are driving a HGV to the EU from the port of Dover in Kent or the Eurotunnel. The "check if an HGV is ready to cr … Read more
New serious incident reporting system

New serious incident reporting system

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Apr 2021

The DVSA have launched a new serious incident reporting system for bus and coach operators. The new online form is available to use from 6 April. It makes it easier to report serious incidents on a PC … Read more
Dead man's tachograph card

Dead man's tachograph card

Posted by AndrewT on 19th Feb 2021

In a recent case reported in Commercial Motor a sole trader found  using a dead brother’s digital tachograph drivers card to exceed drivers’ hours limits has had the HGV operators licence revoked and … Read more
New processes for hauliers travelling to Ireland

New processes for hauliers travelling to Ireland

Posted by AndrewT on 8th Jan 2021

If you are travelling to Northern Ireland (NI) or the Republic of Ireland from any ports in Great Britain (GB), there are new processes that must now be followed from 1 Jan 2021. For travel to Ireland … Read more
No access to France for 48 hours

No access to France for 48 hours

Posted by AndrewT on 21st Dec 2020

On Sunday 20 December 2020 the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will not be able to access France. The restriction will last 48 hours from 1 … Read more