Transport & Driver Related Rules

Some further announcements have been made throughout today on transport and driver related rules.

DRIVERS HOURS

The derestriction of driver hours has been extended to drivers serving ALL sectors, removing any potential confusion over whether the goods you are carrying are covered in full or in part,

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-relaxation-of-the-enforcement-of-the-drivers-hours-rules-all-sectors-carriage-of-goods-by-road

The Department for Transport has also published guidance on how to use this derestriction The point is use it responsibly – which we all agree with I’m sure.

MOTS

DfT have also today announced a three month suspension of MOT testing and all HGVs will be granted a three month temporary exemption from the need to have a valid MOT.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/driving-tests-and-mots-for-heavy-vehicles-suspended-for-up-to-3-months-to-help-tackle-spread-of-coronavirus

DRIVING TESTS

Driving tests are suspended but DVSA will make provision to continue tests for critical workers (same list as schools)

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-driving-tests-and-theory-tests#book-an-emergency-test-if-youre-a-critical-worker

OPERATOR LICENSING AND OTHER MATTERS

An important advice note from the traffic commissioner on how it will handle issues or pressures on operators related to covid 19

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/874026/200320_Advice_note.pdf

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