Tag: EU

New processes for hauliers travelling to Ireland

The following is taken from an email circular released by HMRC: Whether you are heading to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland from ports in Great Britain, there are new processes you must follow. Before travelling to the Republic of Ireland If you’re an HGV driver using a Ro-Ro ferry service to the Republic of Ireland (accompanied or unaccompanied) you need to submit a Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) to Irish Customs before you leave Great Britain. You are responsible for ensuring you have the…

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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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UK – EU Provisions for Road Haulage; Permit Free till June 2021

On the 10th December 2020, the EU released a set of provisional contingency measures to apply to both international road access and air access for logistical operators in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to take effect as of 1st January 2021. Under these provisions, UK International Operators will be able to undertake work between the Uk & EU without an ECMT permit until at least 30th June 2021; with no plans currently past this point for free travel. The provisions can…

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Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service is available now

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport: Hauliers and commercial drivers are now able to log on to the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to register your details and prepare for any upcoming journeys you have in the New Year. The new service is designed to make it quick and easy for you to check that you have the right customs documentation for the goods you’re carrying before…

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Act Now: Steps to take before the Transition Period ends

HM Revenue & Customs have released information and guidance to all businesses for steps they should undertake before the Transition Period ends on 1st January 2021. The full email circular can be read online here. We at TMC Assist strongly advise readers to review any and all changes/guidelines for the approaching Post Transition period, to ensure that your business can continue to operate as smoothly as possible in the new year.

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New Traffic management plans for hauliers travelling to Kent to cross the border

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport: From the end of the EU Transition period there will be new traffic flow measures to manage congestion on Kent’s road network. These measures are known as Operation Brock and will apply to HGVs over 7.5 tonnes if there’s severe disruption to services across the English Channel. It is a legal requirement for HGVs to follow the signed routes when directed to do so on journeys to Port of…

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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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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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Haulier information on travel restrictions from Denmark

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport. The Government last night (November 7) extended measures to prevent the potential spread of a variant strain of Covid-19. All travellers except for British nationals or residents of the UK who had been in or through Denmark in the last 14 days will now be stopped from coming into the UK. This includes non-resident HGV drivers. UK drivers need to self-isolate on return for 14 days. All passenger vessels…

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