Tag: Haulage

Federation of Wholesale Distributors call for Army to help supply the Nation

The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has been in constant talks with the UK Government recently as the UK Driver shortage is starting to effect multiple industries including "supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, schools and care homes". Among several measures the FWD has proposed; including reinstating the relaxation of Drivers' Hours, ending furlough for drivers, temporarily waiving the need for medical certificates or a completed Drivers' CPC - The FWD have called for Army staff to be deployed to ensure that supply routes…

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Important information for hauliers on moving goods into Northern Ireland

The following is taken from an email circular released by HMRC. Dear Haulier, There are now fewer than 60 days to go until new processes for moving goods into Northern Ireland under the Northern Ireland Protocol begin. Businesses need to act now to continue to trade smoothly from 1 January 2021. As a haulier or carrier, being able to keep your business running smoothly will be reliant on you and your customers being ready for these new processes. From 1 January…

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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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The UK is facing a HGV Driver Crisis

MP's have already been warning for some time now that the current shortage of  heavy goods drivers in the UK is a ‘ticking time-bomb’ under the UK’s economic recovery. With some figure placing the shortfall at 60,000 drivers and with projections raising this to 257,000 drivers by 2022 the problem is a large and looming one. You can read more about this over at this link.

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