Contingency plans in place as P&O suspends services

18 March 2022

Amid criticism from trade unions and Ministers about the lack of consultation and warning, P&O has made around 800 seafarers redundant on several routes from the UK, including vessels sailing from Dover and Hull.

Plans for London-wide expansion of ULEZ

17 March 2022

Transport for London (TfL) has been asked by Mayor Sadiq Khan to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide in 2023.

Local appeal process for heavy vehicle MOT results

14 March 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has introduced a local appeals process for lorry, trailer and bus/coach annual test (MOT) results, whereby vehicle operators will now be able to ask DVSA to review test results without making a statutory appeal.

Consultation on the temporary cabotage exemptions

11 March 2022

A consultation has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on the potential for ending or extending the existing flexibility in road cabotage rules for foreign hauliers.

Views sought on changed Senior Traffic Commissioner legislation

7 March 2022

The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have launched a consultation into changes that will need to be made to the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Documents to comply with the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

DVSA update light goods vehicle inspection manual

7 March 2022

From 1 April 2022, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be updating the N1 (light goods) IVA inspection manual. The changes are being made to section 25 (Headlamps) and some other sections.

Training initiative leads to hundreds of new HGV drivers

4 March 2022

After a recent appeal for experienced HGV drivers to apply for Government-funded training courses, Logistics UK confirms that more than 700 have taken up the offer of training coordinated by the Driver Academy Group, a consortium comprising Logistics UK, Manpower and HGVC.

Operator licence refused for bounce back loan deception

3 March 2022

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has refused an application for a standard international public service vehicle operator’s licence in a case which has been referred to Action Fraud for them to investigate whether there has been any impropriety in the application for a bounce back loan.

Ports group makes the case for unaccompanied freight

3 March 2022

With effect from July 2022, all goods will undergo far stricter checks and operators face potential disruption in order to comply with additional customs regulations. This is likely to have a direct impact on services from Dublin and Northern Ireland for many months to come, according to Phil Hall, Liverpool’s Port Director at Peel Ports Group.

HGV driver numbers are stabilising

25 February 2022

The number of HGV drivers in the workforce fell by 49,000 in the last quarter (Q4) of 2021 (compared to 2019), according to new analysis of the latest figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).