DVSA extends annual test exemptions

2 June 2020

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed that annual test exemptions are being applied to heavy vehicles which are due to have their annual test in June 2020.

Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules amended

1 June 2020

We have reported previously on Government moves to adjust the rules concerning driving time to assist transport operators trying to keep supply lines open during the coronavirus crisis (see Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules: all sectors).

Employers asked to pay more under furlough scheme changes

29 May 2020

While the Government is currently paying 80% of workers' salaries up to £2500 a month for some 8.4 million workers under its furlough scheme, it has made clear that it cannot continue to provide this unprecedented level of support for an indefinite period.

Haulage group concerned about new truck tariff

29 May 2020

Recently, International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, introduced the UK Global Tariff (UKGT), which will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff (CET) on 1 January 2021, which she explained would be easier to use and provide a lower tariff regime.

Reminder on duty of care to drivers

28 May 2020

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group which encourages work-related road safety, has reminded employers that their duty of care to drivers and other road users remains unchanged during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether drivers are working for emergency services, in public transport or food delivery.

Outdoor work and wind risks of coronavirus

26 May 2020

Scientists have been looking at the ways in which weather conditions, such as a light breeze at an outdoor work site, could affect the risk associated with the coronavirus.

Reintroduction of the London Lorry Control Scheme

22 May 2020

London Councils suspended enforcement of the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) on 17 March 2020 to help the freight and logistics industry cope with increasing pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.