Tag: DVSA

Speed Limiter Response no longer part of the Annual Test

The DVSA has recently issued a statement that as of 1st May 2021, the testing of speed limiter response time in vehicles with analogue tachograph units will no longer be part of the annual test for the vehicle. This change now means that all Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) are now able to test vehicles with analogue tachograph units fitted. The procedure was originally suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this change will see this become a permanent feature of the test.

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HGV drivers – remember COVID testing facilities open on weekends

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: I f you are driving to the Port Dover or Eurotunnel  get a  COVID test before arriving in Kent. Test sites are open  7 days a week,  including weekends,  and a negative result is valid for 72 hours  for entry to France.  If you arrive in Kent without a negative COVID test you  risk  delays .    G et a test before or at the start of your…

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HGV drivers – get a COVID test before arriving in Kent

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: If you’re travelling via the Port of Dover or Eurotunnel you should get a negative COVID test before arriving in Kent. We advise you to get tested before or at the start of your journey – a negative COVID test remains valid for entry to France for 72 hours so you'll have plenty of time. 39 Information and Advice sites across the country offer free testing – head to the closest…

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Changes to the Drivers’ CPC

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by DVSA to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement. This follows a review of Driver CPC training and recommendations made by the European Commission which the Government has adopted. What this means for drivers DVSA will monitor drivers records to identify periodic training that doesn’t support their professional driver development…

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Hauliers: negative COVID test required before travelling to ports

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: HGV drivers travelling to or via France must continue to have proof of an authorised negative COVID test, conducted within 72 hours of travelling across the border. Government urges drivers to get an authorised test at an independent site, or one of 34 information and advice sites before travelling to ports. Those using Kent ports are now also legally required to have a Kent Access Permit. HGVs leaving England…

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The DfT & DVSA grant Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules

In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry due to the continued consequences of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department for Transport has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the general haulage of goods in Great Britain. These temporary relaxations apply from 12:01am on 23 December 2020 until 11:59pm on 22 January 2021, subject to review. To read the full details and guides, please follow this link.

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Access to France for Passenger Transport and Accompanied Freight from the UK

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Drivers & Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA). Due to the importance of the content, we are releasing the message in it's entirety. Tonight, the French Government announced that all passenger transport and accompanied freight from the UK will be unable to access France. This will take effect from 11pm tonight (GMT) and will last for a period of 48 hours. Given this, hauliers must avoid traveling to Kent ports (including Eurotunnel)…

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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules: delivery of essential items to retailers

The Department for Transport (Dft), as well as the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have introduced a limited, temporary relaxation of the drivers' hours regulations for drivers' carrying Food & Essentials goods during the period of 10th December 2020 to 30th December 2020. We at TMC Assist caution all operators to read the details in full for this exemption before claiming it for your drivers; and also stress that this exemption is only to a limited, subset of drivers within…

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DVSA Services in England

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency: From Wednesday 2 December, England will move to a local restriction tier system. This means that a series of restrictive measures will be in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Local restriction tiers will be reviewed every 14 days, with the first review on 16 December. You can read more about the 3 tiers of local restrictions on GOV.UK. Vehicle testing Heavy vehicle testing can…

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