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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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Understanding the Different Classes for ADR – Necessary Training and Impact on Goods Transported

Drivers of vehicles that have specific tanks and tank components, and also drivers of vehicles that carry dangerous goods are required to hold an ADR certificate.  This certificate is a special vocational training certificate that is issued to drivers who require the additional accreditation once they have already completed their HGV training.  The acronym ADR…

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Driving your HGV in the Summer– How to keep cool

As temperatures rise in the UK, it is a sign for the onset of summer.  For many, the summer heat is a welcome change from the rainy spring and cold winter usually experienced.  However, for HGV drivers, the change in weather and rise in temperature can make for some very uncomfortable working conditions. Long-distance driving…

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HGV Breakdown Cover – What do you need to get cover and what should you do if you breakdown during a journey?

HGVs travel many hundreds of miles and often cover long distances. If an HGV breaks down on a road or motorway, this not only impacts the business but also affects other road users. Breakdown cover for HGVs is essential as it means that if your vehicle breaks down during a journey then help is at…

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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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Traffic Commissioners pledge to raise standards for HGV and PSV vehicles and their drivers

Traffic Commissioners pledge to raise standards for HGV and PSV vehicles and their drivers In Q4 2019, The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain published what they referred to as their “strategic ambitions” for the licensing and regulation of lorry (HGV) and bus/coach (PSV) operators – and their drivers of course. These “strategic ambitions” sets out…

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Financial Standing Rates for Operators – unchanged in 2020

Financial Standing Rates for Operators – unchanged in 2020 Recap – The law requires that all applicants or holders of an HGV Operator’s Licence have enough financial standing to ensure that they can properly finance their operation and maintain their vehicles in a fit and roadworthy condition. This law is upheld by the Traffic Commissioners.…

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