Tag: HGV

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner asks “Are your contact details correct?”

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Office of the Traffic |Commissioner. If you hold an operator’s licence it is important that your email address, telephone number and postal address held by us is correct. If your contact details are not correct you may not receive important correspondence from the traffic commissioner that may affect your operator’s licence. You can read the email in full at this [link].

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National Highways Agency commits £20 Million to Improving Roadside Facilities

The funding, which constitutes part of the National Highways' existing £169 Million "Users & Communities Fund" will specifically target aspects which directly effect HGV drivers; such as security, lighting, shower and toilet facilities, and so on. This now brings the UK Government up to 33 actions to support the sector, as the country tries to address the ongoing HGV Driver shortage. You can read more about the new funding, it's goals and the Governments' plans regarding the HGV sector at this [link].

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Manual Records & Other Work; Are You Reporting Your Hours Properly?

The following is taken from a letter circular we at TMC Assist will shortly be sending out to our clients, concerning a growing enforcement trend within both the DVSA and Uk Tarrfic Police: We at TMC Assist have become aware of a growing and shifting trend within both DVSA and Police enforcement regarding manual records and periods of ‘Other Work’, which we feel you should be made aware of. At a number of recent public inquiries to which TMC Assist have been…

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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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Changes to the Highways Code that take effect 29th January 2022

As of 29th January 2022, there will be new additions and/or changes to the Highway Code centred around three main points: A Hierarchy of Road Users is being introduced A change in priorities regarding pedestrians Drivers will be required to give priority to cyclists in certain situations Each other these points is covered in greater detail at this [link].

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Free courses for HGV drivers

Under the UK Skill bootcamp system, there are a number of free courses aimed at the haulage industry. The course fall into three categories: Those new to HGV driving Those looking to upgrade their existing HGV driver's license Those returning to the HGV industry Most courses are flexible, held over 16 weeks and are free to anyone aged 19 and over who lives in England; and is either employed or seeking employment. The current course centres and their contact…

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Changes to how you move goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2022

The following is taken from an email circular released by HM Revenue & Customs, as well as the DVSA: From 1 January 2022, any goods moved between Great Britain and the EU, except for the island of Ireland, will require full customs controls. The full article covers such issues as: Moving goods from the island of Ireland to Great Britain Moving goods from Great Britain to EU Moving goods from the EU to Great Britain Moving goods through…

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