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Senior Traffic Commissioner Statutory Document Updates

Vocational Driver Conduct Guidance (Statutory Document 6) and Statutory Document 13

New Guidance for Hauliers & Commercial Drivers

On 18 November, the government issued new guidance for hauliers and commercial drivers who move goods between Great Britain and the Europea...

Is There a Skills Shortage in the UK Haulage Sector?

It’s been recognised that there’s a high demand for qualified transport managers in the UK transport and logistics sector. Yet less than on...

Poor Access to Facilities by Drivers Continues to be Reported Across the Country

Driver access to welfare facilities Poor access to facilities by drivers continues to be reported across the country. The legal responsib...

Traffic Commissioner Update

Covid-19 advice The Covid-19 traffic commissioners’ advice to help operators has a few updates outlined in its Operator Licensing, Local B...

DVSA Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness 2020 Updates

On 15 December, the latest edition of the DVSA guide to keeping commercial goods and public service vehicles roadworthy was published. The...

Temporary Relaxation of the Enforcement of the EU Drivers’ Hours Rules: Delivery of Essential Items

The temporary relaxation of EU drivers’ hours rules started from midnight on 10 December and will run until 11.59pm on 30 December 2020. Th...

Ban on Tyres Over 10 Years Old

Earlier this month the DVSA updated its Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness with changes to Construction and Use Regulations for rules rela...

EU Contingency Plans to Keep Road Freight Moving for 6 Months

The EU published plans on 10 December to allow basic road freight and passenger movement from the UK to carry on for six months. This would...

DVSA - Sign Up for a Kent Access Permit (KAP)

Hauliers and commercial drivers can now log on to the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to register details and prepare for...

French Border Reopening: Lorry Drivers Urged to Stay Away from Kent, East Sussex and Kent Ports

The whole country is probably aware of the major disruption UK international hauliers are currently experiencing at ports. As of 23 Decembe...

Anyone Fancy a Jam Sandwich?

Did you hear about the Dutch border officials seizing lorry drivers’ ham and cheese sandwiches, including the bread, in the media recently?...

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