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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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Latest Government Covid-19 stats show HGV road usage on the increase

Latest Government Covid-19 stats show HGV road usage on the increase Isis Insurance team members were watching the recent Covid-19 Government briefing on Sunday 31st May, with particular interest in our specialist sector the Haulage industry and what the easing of lock-down measures may bring in “getting back to normal”. It was interesting to see…

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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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HGV Safety guide – What to do in the event of a bridge strike.

HGV Safety guide – What to do in the event of a bridge strike. Did you know: Bridge strikes are one of the most common HGV accidents in the UK Network Rail alone reported in excess of 2000 bridge strikes during 2017. It is estimated that bridge strikes cost UK tax payers £23m annually What…

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Top money saving tips for your HGV insurance

Top money saving tips for your HGV insurance If you own and operate an HGV, there is every chance that it is used on a daily basis or at least from time will be driven on the roads or other public spaces. For that reason, the law says that you and your heavy goods vehicle…

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