Updated advice to operators from Senior Traffic Commissioner

22 January 2021

To recognise that goods carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, the Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the Traffic Commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.

New connection between mainland Europe and UK

22 January 2021

Continuing the trend for establishing routes to EU countries that do not involve possible delays at the Channel crossing (see New container service links Immingham with Bilbao), Containerships has announced another service due to start this month.

Preparing for International Operations

21 January 2021

Hauliers who move goods through a port in the UK and who plan to use the Goods Vehicle Movement Service will need to register for the service in order to get their goods through customs.

Temporary relaxation of retained EU drivers’ hours rules

21 January 2021

In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry due to the continued consequences of the pandemic, the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced new measures coming into force as a matter of urgency.

UK on the cusp of a self-driving revolution

20 January 2021

The full economic value of self-driving vehicles in the UK has been revealed, as the Department for Transport (DfT) has released a report showing that the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) market could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035.

Union claims that lorry drivers in Kent are being persecuted

19 January 2021

Lorry drivers in Kent are being fined and prevented from resting by Kent County Council, despite parking provisions provided by authorities to deal with post-Brexit delays being “woefully inadequate”, Unite the union has claimed.

More countries require HGV drivers to have Covid test

19 January 2021

Drivers of vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have been warned that several EU Member States have introduced Covid-19 testing requirements for hauliers with the rules being different in each country.

Logistics group defends role of Traffic Commissioners

15 January 2021

Parliament’s Transport Select Committee has been looking into the work of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) as the first in a series of accountability hearings with the agencies of the Department for Transport (DfT).