Tag: Europe

DfT releases Haulier Handbook as post 1st Jan Guide

The Department for Transport have recently opened what they are referring to as the "Haulier Handbook" - a one-stop-shop for all information and advice regarding customs procedures, as well as other changes and systems that operators will face after 1st January 2021. The handbook can be found at this link. Additionally, the DfT has released a network of 45 Information and Advice sites across the UK, with facilities to help prepare operators and their staff for the end of the transition…

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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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EU Transition: Haulier Information & Advice Sites Open

The following has been taken from an email circular released by the Department for Transport: You and your drivers can now visit Information and Advice Sites across the UK for advice on how to prepare for the end of the transition period. Find your nearest advice site New rules will affect you when travelling to the EU from 1 January 2020. Sites will be available across the UK to get advice on what is needed to do to prepare for the changes. Support includes multi-lingual in-person advice…

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ECMT Permit Applications Open NOW (2nd Nov 2020)

With new rules coming into force from 1st January 2021 for EU-Bound hauliers; and as yet no firm agreement on a Free Trade Agreement or other acceptable terms, operators will need to prepare for a enhanced controls at the border. The window is open from today(Monday 2nd November 2020) until Friday 20th November 2020; during which you can apply for permits to cover all your business to the EU. But caution; late applications will not be accepted. It is not expected that…

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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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