August 2020 latest road transport updates


Please find below our latest round up of important road transport updates. As lockdown measures continue to relax through the summer, we're seeing a gradual return to normal transport operations. None of us know what lies on the road ahead with regional lockdowns and there's speculation of a second coronavirus wave on the horizon. We must all stay cautious! We're here to help your business with legal advice during these uncertain times and keep the UK's vital road transport industry moving. Kind regards


Carolyn Evans

Principal Solicitor | CE Transport Law




DVLA extends driving licences about to expire


Don’t worry If your driving licence is about to expire. The DVLA has announced a 7 month extension for driving licences that expire between 1 February 2020 and 31 August 2020.


If your photocard driving licence or your entitlement to drive expires between these dates you don’t need to renew your photocard or entitlement to drive until 7 months after your original expiry date.


The extension is automatic so there’s no need to do anything.


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Traffic Commissioner Covid-19 important advice update at 31 July: End to maintenance schedule relaxations and extended temporary local bus schedules The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have revised their coronavirus advice document. The update includes an end to the relaxation of preventative maintenance inspection (PMI) intervals from 1 September. Operators can continue the extended schedules for their vehicles until the first inspection after 1 September. After that inspection, they must go back to the interval specified on their licence. Also included in the recent update is the extension of temporary local bus service schedules to 4 January 2021.

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Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain

Annual Report 2019/20


The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain (TCs) are independent regulators for the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) industries and their professional drivers. The annual report provides information on major aspects of the Traffic Commissioners’ judicial, regulatory and administrative roles between 2019 and 2020.


Although the annual report covers the year ending 31 March 2020, it includes the Traffic Commissioners’ initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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New Driver CPC guidance published by the DVSA


On 24 July, the DVSA published updated guidance following a consultation on changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) earlier this year.


The changes include:


· exemptions from Driver CPC

· periodic training

· recognition of Swiss CPC


Read the full list of changes and check if you need the driver qualification to drive a lorry, bus or coach:



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