Tag: PSV

Updates to Roadside Checks, Vehicle Tests & Load Securing

Over the last few months, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA hereafter) have been updating a number of online guidance and policy documents you can find online. In late April 2022, the DVSA revised it's guidance on how vehicle defects are categorises during roadside checks; with special attention given to load security. This guidance can be found on the Gov.uk website at the following [link]. In light of the current concern with load security; including such details as obligatory seatbelts, ESC…

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The Office of the Traffic Commissioner to stop accepting Paper Applications

In an email circular released today, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain & The Department for Infrastructure have stated that as of 1st August 2022, they will no longer process Operator License Applications/Major Variations submitted via paper. Stating that the current, most widely used paper application form is outdated and no longer compatible with their systems; stating that this has lead to a large number of delays in previous application processes. Moving forward, ALL applications will now be handled and processed…

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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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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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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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