Clean Air Zone postponement welcomed by transport operators

17 April 2020

A Minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Rebecca Pow, has written to the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to confirm that the Government is postponing the introduction of all Clean Air Zones (CAZs) until 2021.

New guide to UK points-based immigration system

15 April 2020

UK Visas and Immigration (part of the Home Office) has issued information to help employers prepare for the UK’s new points-based immigration system which is planned for 1 January 2021 when the UK leaves the EU and free movement will end.

Call to relax rules for lorry drivers

14 April 2020

In recent days we have reported on a number of changes to official rules caused by the ongoing coronavirus crisis (see “COVID-19 and dangerous goods vehicle annual inspections”, “Temporary changes to Driver CPC requirement” and “Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules: all sectors”).

Social distancing in the transport industry

14 April 2020

There have been numerous examples in recent weeks of key workers from a range of sectors querying how they can carry on their work while still trying to follow the instructions issued by Ministers and health officials with regard to preventing the spread of infection.

London to postpone DVS and LEZ changes

14 April 2020

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has asked Transport for London (TfL) to temporarily postpone enforcement of new stricter rules for freight vehicles on the capital’s roads for at least four months.

Tests on tachographs suspended

13 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has decided to suspend periodic tachograph calibrations and inspections on vehicles.

Essential travel to France

13 April 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has given a warning aimed at those planning a visit to France.

What happens when a transport manager is furloughed?

8 April 2020

The Traffic Commissioners have issued advice for heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) operators who are faced with numerous new problems and questions because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Reporting COVID-19 under RIDDOR

7 April 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidance on when and how to report incidents of the coronavirus under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).

Who are the key workers whose children can still go to school?

6 April 2020

When it was announced that schools were to close (see England schools to shut until further notice), there was a rider to the effect that the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children would still be able to attend on Monday 23 March.