Industry News

Government releases guidance for International Road Haulage past 1st Jan 2021

With the UK having left the EU, and with the transitional period swiftly running out; the Government has released guidance for what Goods Vehicle Operators will need to carry out International Road Haulage as of 1st January 2021. For full details, please follow this link; however the shorthand list is as follows: Make sure to carry the right operator licence Ensure you have the right permits for your journey Make sure to register your vehicle trailer You…

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End to Maintenance Schedule Relaxations

The office of the Traffic Commissioners have announced an end to the current maintenance inspection relaxations, which will take effect as of 1st September 2020. The full details can be found here. The update also includes the following issues: An extension of temporary local bus services processes until 4th January 2021 An increase in the notice period for service variations for Local Authorities from 24 hours to 72 hours in England & Scotland Amending a registered local bus service…

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Mandatory MOT testing to be reintroduced from 1 August

As the country slowly lifts the restrictions brought about by Covid-19, Mandatory MOT tests are to resume as of the 1st August 2020. To clarify, any driver with an MOT due before 1st Agust 2020 will still receive a 6-month exemption to help alleviate the backlog created by the pandemic. However, all vehicle must continue to be kept in roadworthy condition; with people allowed to voluntarily get their MOT sooner should they wish. For full details on this, please review this Gov.uk article link here.

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HGV Tyres over 10 years old are to be banned

Following on from a consultation that was carried out from 23rd June 2019 to 1st September 2019, tyres 10 years or older will now be banned under the new rules; which will make it illegal in England, Wales and Scotland for such a tyre to be fitted to the front axle of HGV, Buses and Coaches. To see the full outcome, and to read an impact report on this ban please follow this link. UPDATE: Further information is available from Gov.uk on…

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Mayor of London to be legally challenged for rate increase for London Congestion Charge

After the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan revealed plans to increase the London Congestion Charge from £11.50 per day, to £15 per day (a 31% increase); the two campaign groups FairFuelUK (FFUK) and the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) have teamed up to challenge these plans. For more details on this matter, please follow this link. FairFuelUK have a Crowd Funding drive to gather funds, which can be found here.

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2020 – An Award Winning Year for TMC Assist

The year is already half way done and has been a trying one for the country and business as a whole; but that has not stopped TMC Assist from continuing to set industry standards. And this year, our efforts have been recognised with three awards. This year TMC Assist has earned the following awards: Leader in Law - 2020 Global Awards Corporate INTL Award Winner 2020 - Road Transportation Advisory Firm of the Year Global Law Experts…

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