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Changes to the Highway Code that Impact HGV Drivers and Hauliers

On the 19th of January 2022 changes were made to the Highway Code which affect HGV drivers.  The new rules affect how HGV drivers are required to behave when on the road, and also affect how drivers are penalised if an accident should occur. All haulage operators and drivers need to ensure they are familiar…

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Changes To International Freight Licences – Everything You Need To Know

The UK government has announced some major changes to international freight licences which came into effect from the 21st of May 2022.  The new rules relating to international freight will govern how you transport goods to, from, and through Europe using cars, vans, trailers, and heavy goods vehicles.  The rules form part of the UK’s…

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What are the Rules if you are an HGV Driver?

There are strict rules in place for HGV drivers in the UK.  The rules are applicable for drivers who are operating any vehicle that is over 3.5 tonnes. The Heavy Goods Vehicles Working Time Directives set out the rules relating to HGV driving. The Metropolitan Transport Research Unit found that in 2018 HGVs were more…

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What Types of Vehicles Can Be Included As Part Of A Truck or HGV Fleet Insurance Policy?

HGV Fleet Insurance Many businesses rely on HGVs and trucks in order to run efficiently.  The transportation of goods is not only essential for businesses, but also means daily life for consumers runs as normal. Haulage companies and fleet managers have to ensure that their fleet of trucks and HGVs have adequate insurance.  According to…

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How Can A Camera System Help Reduce HGV Insurance Costs?

Running and managing large or small commercial fleets is an expensive and detail focused task.  Fleet operators are under constant pressure to minimise operational costs whilst ensuring performance targets are met.  In-vehicle camera systems can help to reduce HGV insurance premiums. How Does CCTV Reduce Insurance Costs? CCTV can not only reduce insurance premiums but…

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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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Business Bounce Back Loans launched by HM Treasury this week – and available for Hauliers

Business Bounce Back Loans launched by HM Treasury this week – and available for Hauliers On Monday 4th May 2020, HM Treasury launched what they have termed “bounce back loans” which are quick and easy to apply for. Loans are available between £2,000 and £50,000 and all small businesses can apply, including Haulage companies. If…

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What is the current and potential future impact on the UK Haulage industry as a result of COVID-19?

What is the current and potential future impact on the UK Haulage industry as a result of COVID-19? Setting the scene before Coronavirus In 2016 (the last official UK statistics), the Department for Transport stated there was just over 500,000 HGV vehicles registered in the UK and 77,000 goods operators’ licences. That year, there was…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 2 important Govt driving updates for Haulage Drivers and Operators

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 2 important Govt driving updates for Haulage Drivers and Operators This Isis Insurance article covers 2 important recent updates, relevant to HGV Drivers & Operators. These are: 1) Temporary relaxation of HGV driving rules 2) All lorry, bus or trailer annual tests (MOT) have been suspended from 21 March 2020 for 3…

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