What's New

New diabetes test will not apply to professional drivers

19 February 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced new guidelines offering drivers who treat their diabetes with insulin have greater choice in how they test their glucose levels.

Academics praise system decried by hauliers

18 February 2019

It is perhaps not surprising that Loughborough University has given its unqualified support to the latest Direct Vision Standard (DVS) proposals put forward by Transport for London (TfL), as its researchers played a key role in devising the scheme.

Preparing for Operation Brock

18 February 2019

Work has started on the M20 in Kent to help keep traffic flowing on the motorway if there is disruption in the county as a result of delays at Dover caused by Brexit.

Too many firms chasing too few permits

15 February 2019

Despite the fact that the Department for Transport (DfT) has obtained additional European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits, thousands of UK international hauliers have been left unable to plan future operations.

Simplified importing from the EU

11 February 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to 145,000 VAT-registered businesses trading with the EU to inform them about Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSPs) for customs, should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

New legislation for post-Brexit road haulage sector

11 February 2019

The Government has published proposals aimed at ensuring that road haulage legislation will continue to operate effectively in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Revised HGV Inspection Manual available

6 February 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated its Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Inspection Manual, a comprehensive document intended for everyone who takes part in HGV examinations and maintenance.

Please release me, let me go — to Dover

6 February 2019

Digital technology could see Dover-bound lorries held at points across the UK before being released to join traffic at the port.

Driver shortages push wages up

1 February 2019

The wages of lorry drivers are rising faster than inflation. With a “drastic” shortage across the UK, members of the Road Haulage Association (RHA) report they are struggling to find and retain experienced, professional drivers in all sectors.

Industry lobbying helps halt Southampton CAZ

31 January 2019

Plans to charge lorries £100 per day to use roads in Southampton have been dropped following a public consultation which attracted more than 9300 responses.