EU legislates for green truck toll discounts

25 February 2022

Hauliers operating zero-emissions trucks must be given discounts of at least 50% on road tolls by spring 2023 under new legislation recently adopted by the European Union.

Scotland’s more cautious approach to ending Covid restrictions

22 February 2022

After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that he was anxious to see an end to Covid restrictions as quickly as possible (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), Scotland’s First Minister has said that some will remain in place for another month.

Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February

22 February 2022

People with Covid-19 symptoms will be encouraged to exercise personal responsibility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after all legal restrictions in England are lifted on Thursday 24 February.

Manchester Clean Air Zone granted short delay

21 February 2022

With plans to introduce a Manchester Clean Air Zone (CAZ) having recently hit problems, Defra has granted permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of the scheme.

P&O Ferries to help hauliers with border crossing

18 February 2022

With more border requirements, for cargo movements from Europe to the UK, introduced on 1 January 2022, P&O Ferries has introduced a new digital “Travel Wallet” to help hauliers navigate the pre-journey process and make it as simple as possible for all drivers checking-in at their ports.

EU driver posting now required for some journeys

18 February 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has reminded operators that new EU rules introduced on 2 February mean information on some loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States now need to be registered on a new European Commission portal before the driver sets off.

Call to prioritise the UK border to keep trade moving

14 February 2022

We reported recently on a report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) examining the problems caused for businesses trading with the EU that have arisen since Brexit (see Leading MPs’ Committee reports on the downsides of Brexit).

Exemption for transporting ammonia solution

12 February 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a notice of a temporary exemption concerning the transportation of UN 2672 ammonia solution in certain containers (ADR M345), which is valid until 31 January 2027.