Tag: Europe

Do you operate Light Good Vehicles in Europe? Make sure you have an International Operator License by 21st May 22

From 21 May 2022, you’ll need a standard international goods vehicle operator licence to transport goods for hire or reward in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. This will apply to you if you’re based in England, Scotland or Wales and use: vans or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called ‘light commercial vehicles’) vans towing trailers cars towing trailers The new rules will apply to you if you use: vans with a maximum authorised mass (MAM) over 2,500kg (2.5 tonnes) and…

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DfT updates Guidance on International Road Haulage

On Saturday, 29th January 2022 the Department for Transport (DfT) updated an existing guidance entitled "Carry out international road haulage". This is ahead of new rules which will effect the transporting of goods through or to Europe that come into effect this year. This guidance can be read in full at this [link] and covers topics like: Covid Testing Applying for licenses and permits CMR notes Customs & Document check at port And many more... If you are…

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EU postings declarations portal now online – get ready

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner: The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain would like to draw your attention to the information shared by the Department for Transport and the DVSA yesterday. The EU postings declarations portal (previously referred to as EU posting of drivers portal) is now available to use. From 2 February, new EU rules mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you…

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Concerns within industry over proposed changes to cabotage

The regulations commonly known as "cabotage" currently limits international drivers to two deliveries within the UK over a seven-day period- including the one they enter the country with. The Department for Transport is proposing waiving theses rules in light of the current HGV driver shortage; as a means to keep the industry moving over the upcoming holiday period. However experts within the industry suggest the move doesn't tackle the issues that are keeping people out of the industry and will have a…

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Sevington Inland Border Facility Entrance Update

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: Some heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have been entering Mersham Village and nearby residential roads when trying to access Sevington Inland Border Facility. You should enter the site via Junction 10a on the M20 before taking the A2070 exit. The correct address for the Sevington Inland Border Facility is: Sevington Inland Border Facility, Ashford, TN25 6GE Full details can be found at this link.

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The Department for Transport is seeking views on the EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DfT: The Department for Transport is seeking your views on changes being made and adopted as part of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. These changes, already planned for Europe, will allow you to continue operating goods vehicles between the UK and EU. New rules will apply next year for all UK individuals and businesses operating goods vehicles to, from and between EU countries. This includes light good vehicles, such…

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