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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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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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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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HGV MOT Update

HGV MOT Update The 3-month MOT exemption which stated on the 20th March, due to Covid-19, is now over. From the 4th July, you can now book your lorry, bus or trailer in for a MOT. All previous vehicles that qualified for an MOT holiday must now have a vehicle test and certificate. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-lorries-buses-and-trailers

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HGV Driving Rules Relaxation (due to Covid-19) has now ended

HGV Driving Rules Relaxation (due to Covid-19) has now ended In March, Isis Insurance published an article outlining the following 2 important points for drivers and operators of HGV vehicles. These temporary measures came into place from the Government to help Haulage operators provide vital transportation during the lock-down period during COVID-19. This covered: 1)…

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Roads Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton states “the whole nation will owe haulage and logistics workers a huge debt of gratitude”.

Roads Minister Baroness Vere of Norbiton states “the whole nation will owe haulage and logistics workers a huge debt of gratitude”. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads and Transport Security, Baroness Vere of Norbiton has written a heartfelt letter to the Haulage industry, sent to www.commercialmotor.com, extending her, the Government and the whole…

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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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Manifestos from haulage industry pressure groups

Manifestos from haulage industry pressure groups There is nothing like a snap, emergency budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer to focus minds and encourage the sharpening of pencils by lobbyists. From the moment George Osborne announced his intention of delivering just such a budget on the 8th of July 2015, pressure on the government…

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