Government publishes letter outlining plans to solve the HGV driver shortage

On the 20th of July 2021, the Government published a letter outlining their plans to solve the shortage of HGV drivers. This includes a package of measures to help address the shortage of hauliers

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The impact of COVID-19 on the UK Haulage market

  The transport and logistics sector has been heavily impacted by COVID-19 over the last 13+ months, with 3 national lockdowns of differing length and intensity, with heavy restrictions in everyday life in between these lockdowns. Now that we are easing out of the 3rd (and hopefully final) lockdown, with “normality” returning on the 17th…

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New HGV rules now the Brexit transition period has ended

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French Government bans UK lorries from entering the country for 48 hours

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Network Rail launch new “bridge height” awareness campaign aimed at HGV drivers

Network Rail launch new “bridge height” awareness campaign aimed at HGV drivers Recent statistics show that railway bridges are hit 5 times a day on average across the UK, with HGV’s the most common culprit. The average cost of a bridge repair is £13,000. The BBC website article also lists the top 10 bridges struck…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT extensions for HGV’s

Isis Insurance have recently written about the temporary pausing of MOT’s during lockdown.

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UK Government are acting on readiness warnings on the Smart Freight System ahead of January 2021 Brexit Transition Deadline

The Government has been warned in a letter sent to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, signed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and other stakeholders such as trade body Logistics UK.

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UK Government are acting on readiness warnings on the Smart Freight System ahead of January 2021 Brexit Transition Deadline

UK Government are acting on readiness warnings on the Smart Freight System ahead of January 2021 Brexit Transition Deadline The Government has been warned in a letter sent to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, signed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and other stakeholders such as trade body Logistics UK. There are four border-focused IT…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT extensions for HGV’s

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT extensions for HGV’s Isis Insurance have recently written about the temporary pausing of MOT’s during lockdown. MOT’s are now back in place for HGV’s, buses and coaches but with changes to MOT tests because of coronavirus. How this affects you depends on when your MOT is due to expire. HGVs and buses…

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Department for Transport (DfT) – results from consultation about proposed amends to Driver CPC Directive

Department for Transport (DfT) – results from consultation about proposed amends to Driver CPC Directive Following on from Isis Insurance’s articles about relaxation of HGV driving hours during Covid-19 (relaxation of hours has now ended), we are now updating you on the results of a recent consultation from the DfT / DVSA about potential amends…

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