Tag: Coronavirus

REMINDER: ECMT Permit window closes 20th November 2020

As we noted in a previous article, the window to obtain the ECMT permits required for UK-based operators to maintain their trade with the EU is due to close in 10 days . Submissions past this point will be rejected without review, so we strongly suggest if you need one, to apply NOW. The following is taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport: The ECMT application window opened last week and will close on Friday 20 November. Full guidance on…

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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 Levy to be Suspended for 12 Months

Starting from the 1st August 2020, the HGV Levy for UK & Overseas-registered HV's using the UK Road system will not be required to purchase a levy. This measure has been taken to aid the UK Economies recovery. Please note: You will still be required to buy a levy up until 31st July 2020 and that DVSA enforcement will continue. For full details, please review this article released by Gov.uk.

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Office of the Traffic Commissioner updates Coronavirus advice

The following is taken from an email circular sent out by the office of the Traffic Commissioners. The traffic commissioners (TCs) have updated their advice for operators during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The update issued on 23 June 2020 covers: an increase in the maximum period of grace for financial standing from 6 months to 12 months the return of in-person tribunal hearings from 6 July 2020 information about requesting temporary variations to local bus services ahead of a return…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) statutory directions updated

The following is taken directly from an email sent out today by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has updated his coronavirus (COVID-19) statutory document originally issued on 17 March 2020. The update issued on 18 June 2020 includes reference to: an increase in the maximum time allowed for a period of grace for financial standing an operator can receive from 6 months to 12 months more information about in-person tribunal hearings in England from July 2020…

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ADLV urges Operators to Maintain Driver License Checks during the Lockdown

The ADLV (Association for Driver License Verification), in a recent post to their website have urges fleet owners and operators to maintain a regular system of checks for their drivers; as expanding delivery fleets and the sudden return of car drivers to UK roads has prompted a spike in license checks. To read the full article, please follow this link.

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