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DVSA: Bring your MOT Test Dates Forward to Aid the backlog

Due to the pandemic, exemptions were made for vehicles that needed annual tests. This means that test dates in August, September, October a...

Bus Driving Licences – the Old & the New

By guest blogger Chris Butterfield Bus expert Chris was and still is a bus driver who became a transport solicitor and lecturer before his...

Driving When the DVLA is Processing an Application

Q. Can I drive while my application is with DVLA? A. You MAY be able to! There is a provision in law under Section 88 of the Road Traffic...

UK Driver Shortage - August 2021 Update

Following reports of driver shortages earlier in 2021, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) now estimates that the UK is short of 100,000 HGV...

Changes to Reduced Weekly Rest

The introduction of regulation EU/2020/1054 has brought changes to reduced weekly rest periods. Prior to this regulation the ruling on week...

Bridge Strikes – and Road Signs

By guest blogger Chris Butterfield Bus expert Chris was and still is a bus driver who became a transport solicitor and lecturer before his ...

Driver Medicals- Should These be Conducted by your Own GP?

By guest blogger Chris Butterfield Bus expert Chris was and still is a bus driver who became a transport solicitor and lecturer before his...

Government Announces Relaxation to Car Trailer Rules

The Government has laid new legislation before Parliament to relax rules relating to the towing of trailers by car drivers who hold a stand...

DVLA Announces 50,000 Extra Lorry Tests a Year

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA) has announced plans to create a further 50,000 lorry driver tests per year. The move comes a...

Plans Unveiled for Shorter HGV Driving Tests

Planned changes to the HGV testing system have been announced by the Government. The move forms part of efforts to alleviate strain on supp...

Drug Driving Arrest After Three Killed in HGV Collision

A lorry driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving following a fatal incident on 25 August 2021. The crash, which claimed the li...

BUDGET NEWS: HGV Drivers Given Huge Budget Boost & VED Frozen until 2023

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that HGV drivers have been given a much-welcomed large boost in the 2021 Budget. It has also been ann...

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