Tag: PCV

Kent lifts it’s HGV parking ban

Back in January 2021, Kent County Council brought in a ban on lorries parking in lay-bys at the end of the UK's transition period to leaving the EU as fears arose about the number of vehicles which would be entering, exiting and staying in the county during the period. Recently KCC has requested a six-month extension, which the Department for Transport has decided not to endorse. You can read more on this at the following link.

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Have you changed your contact details?

The following is taken from an email circular released by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner: It is important for you and your business 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. Click to edit this placeholder text. To check, log into your VOL self service account today. Don’t have a self service account?  Visit https://www.gov.uk/manage-vehicle-operator-licence to register

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“Extended hours won’t fix delivery crisis” warns the RHA

On the 7th July 2021, Transport Minister Baroness Vere announced through her twitter account that the UK will temporarily be extending drivers' hours rules until Monday, 12th July 2021 to try a release stress on delivery companies in the face of the UK Driver shortage. The RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett has come out strong against the action: "We oppose wholesale extensions to drivers' hours as we believe they can be counter-productive by making the job less attractive." "Loading more hours on to…

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The Commercial Vehicle Show is only 10 weeks away

The following is taken from an email circular released by The Commercial Vehicle Show: The Commercial Vehicle Show is on track for a successful return after last year’s enforced hiatus - with nearly 200 exhibitors already confirmed and visitor registrations for the 2021 Show up 75% on the same period in 2019. Numbers of exhibitors and visitors are expected to grow as advertising promotion commences this month in leading industry publications. Regular exhibitors including Ford, Toyota, MAXUS, Isuzu, SsangYong, Webasto, VFS, Truckman and…

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UK Driver Shortage is Already Effecting Businesses

It has been widely reported for some time now by bodies such as the RHA and Logistics UK that the UK is set to experience a Driver shortage in the wake of Brexit; and it seems now that we are starting to see signs outside the haulage industry of this crisis. On the 8th June 2021, Nationwide Produce; one of the UK's largest fresh food distribution companies confirmed in an article released on their site that literally truckloads of graded food…

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Removing Roadworthiness Prohibitions

The following is taken from an email circular sent by the DVSA: From 1 June 2021, any prohibitions for testable vehicles or trailers that are not cleared at the roadside will be referred for a DVSA prohibition removal inspection at an ATF. The temporary measures were put in place when vehicle testing was stopped because of COVID-19. These are being removed now that the service has recovered to a point where the majority of prohibition clearances can return to physical inspections.…

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Important Update: Kent Access Permit Scrapped

The following is taken from an email circular provided by the Department for Transport; it can also be read here. From today, you will no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) if you’re driving an HGV to the EU from the Port of Dover or the Eurotunnel. The "check if an HGV is ready to cross the border service" will also be closed. Before you cross the border, you will still need to check you have the paperwork you…

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HGV drivers – remember COVID testing facilities open on weekends

The following is taken from an email circular released by the DVSA: I f you are driving to the Port Dover or Eurotunnel  get a  COVID test before arriving in Kent. Test sites are open  7 days a week,  including weekends,  and a negative result is valid for 72 hours  for entry to France.  If you arrive in Kent without a negative COVID test you  risk  delays .    G et a test before or at the start of your…

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