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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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HGV Driver Shortage – Is the Shortfall Diminishing?

There has been a HGV driver shortage in the UK for many years, and the shortages became a much more pressing issue in 2021.  The driver shortage reached a critical point last year when multiple factors including Brexit, the global Covid-19 pandemic, and an ageing HGV workforce collided to create widespread HGV driver shortages. The…

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Changes to HGV and bus driving licences and tests from 15 November 2021

From the 15th November 2021 the rules relating to driving a HGV, coach or bus changed.  Due to the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK and the impact on supply chains and businesses throughout the country, the government ran a consultation and the result of that were changes to the HGV tests.  The aim…

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Goods In Transit Insurance – What Amount And Types Of Insurance Is Required As A Haulier?

Goods in transit insurance is insurance cover that protects the goods being transported as a haulier.  The insurance normally covers the haulier against the following: Loss Destruction Damage Theft Delays in delivery Loss Consequential loss for items delivered incorrectly The sum insured can include the value of the goods being transported, either by way of…

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Guide To Transporting Hazardous Goods As A Haulage Operator

For any haulage operator transporting hazardous goods by road, there are certain transportation regulations they must comply with.  The regulations are in place to minimise and risk and damage to the driver and others. The UN Model Regulations have classified the various transportation methods and assigned dangerous substances a class that defines the level of…

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Transporting Goods By Lorry From the UK To Europe – And Vice Versa – Post Brexit

The UK has officially left the European Union and this means the haulage industry has seen some significant changes post Brexit.  Since the 29th March 2019 HGV drivers in the UK are required to carry additional documentation to drive in the European Union. The following guide sets out the driver and haulage operator requirements and…

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