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.
You can now book a lorry, bus or trailer annual test (MOT) for the 4th July 2020. Your deadline will have moved based upon when the original date was due during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Details can be found at this link.
The following is taken from an email circulated by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.
The traffic commissioners have started publishing the outcomes of driver conduct hearings online. This follows widespread approval for this information in responses to a consultation in 2019.
As well as the regulatory outcome of the hearing, the information published includes:
- the date of the hearing
- the driver’s name
- the driver’s year of birth
- the first part of the driver’s postcode
Publishing this information will make it easier for operators to find out if a driver has been subject to regulatory action. This will help them to ensure that they do not use drivers who have not declared any action taken by a TC against their vocational entitlement to their employers.
The traffic commissioners have ensured they comply with data protection principles when publishing this data.
Read ‘Regulatory decisions made about the conduct of professional drivers‘
As of Monday, 6th Jul 2020; the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain are set to resume in-person hearings, which where formally postponed in March 2020 as a result of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
To read the full details on this, please follow this link.
The following is taken from an email we at TMC Assist are sending out to clients; please take the time to review the information within:
It is important that you take note, the DVSA have now moved to conducting remote compliance audits, these have been previously known as ‘Desk Based Reports’, please see this link.
One of the problems that we have encountered is that these types of assessments are purely based on the documentation you keep as an operator, there is no interaction between the operator and the DVSA examiner, as such, and in my opinion are very clinical. In the past at DVSA inspections and visits, operators have been able to explain how their systems are implemented, this is no longer an option. We have experienced operators believing that they have adequate systems in place but when it came to the DVSA remote audit things were not quite what the operator thought. This has led to further assessments, eventually ending up before the Traffic Commissioner at a Public Inquiry.
It is important that you as an operator can demonstrate that you have full and effective compliance policies and procedures in place, otherwise you will fail a DVSA remote audit.
If you need any help please contact this office and we will offer advice where necessary.
Graham Doughty MA AAE LCGI FIMI FCILT MCSFS MSAE MIRTE MSOE MIHE MInstLM MInstTA
Based upon the current situation, the relaxation of both EU and GB Drivers’ Hours Laws; due to end on 21st April 2020 has now been extended to 31st May 2020.
For full details on the relaxation; and this new extension, please follow this link.
These new relaxations, which expand upon those started on 23rd March 2020 will now run till 31st May 2020.
For full details, please follow this link.
As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to grip the nation and stunt the activities of many businesses; the DVSA has released further guidance in relation to inspections and initial calibrations for tachograph equipment.
In short, an extension of 3-months is now in effect. To read the full details, please follow this link.
Originally released on 18th March 2020, and recently updated; the DVSA has released guidance for operators of HGV & PSV Operator Licenses.
This guidance can be read in full at this link.
The Government has published two articles of guidance regarding MOT’s for Cars, Vans & Motorbikes.
Notably, there will be a 6-month extension is light of Covid-19.
If you MOT is due before 30th March 2020, then follow this link.
If your MOT is due after 30th March 2020, then follow this link.