Inspection deferral for new dangerous goods vehicles

18 September 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued an authorisation notice which allows new tank vehicles to enter into service and be used on the roads of Great Britain without an ADR1(C) certificate issued under the provisions of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR).

Will Brexit freight system be ready on time?

17 September 2020

According to Logistics UK, it has been told that the Government’s much anticipated SMART Freight system is unlikely to be ready by the end of the year, with the BETA version only anticipated for launch in mid-December.

London Bridge vehicle ban — a blow to hauliers

15 September 2020

The decision to ban vehicles from London Bridge from 16 September will impede on efficient logistics in the capital and harm economic recovery, Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA)) has warned.

Freight insurer backs Motorway Buddy App

11 September 2020

The Motorway Buddy smartphone app is an established suite of products recognised by the UK Government and trade organisations as the preferred truck stop locator for UK and European drivers.

New guidance on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

10 September 2020

According to Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA)), the lack of available guidance on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) is leaving workshop staff and engineers unclear on effective maintenance practices and functionality checks.

DVSA warns that maintenance investigations are changing

10 September 2020

Maintenance Investigation Visit Reports (MIVR), which the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) carries out to ensure operators have the right systems, arrangements and facilities in place to maintain their vehicles, are changing.

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Haulage groups concerned about border readiness

4 September 2020

Eight industry groups, including Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA)), have written to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove raising doubts about preparations for the UK border at the end of the transition period.