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The March 2021 Budget And Transport

The March 2021 Budget And Transport

The March 2021 budget was, unsurprisingly, focused on the financial aftermath of COVID19.  There was, however, still plenty of interesting news for the transport sector.  Here’s a quick round-up of the main points. Fuel duty was frozen (again) Given that fuel duty has...
Don’t Get Blindsided By Direct Vision

Don’t Get Blindsided By Direct Vision

Technically, if you are operating HGVs (over 12 tonnes) in the Greater London area, you should already be compliant with the Direct Vision scheme.  In practice, there is currently no enforcement of this scheme and hence no penalty for non-compliance.  This, however,...
How Much Will Brexit Disrupt The Haulage Industry?

How Much Will Brexit Disrupt The Haulage Industry?

Back in December 2020, Richard Burnett, CEO of the Road Haulage Association, predicted that Brexit would cause “significant disruption” for six to 12 months. That prediction was, however, made before the Brexit deal was signed. What difference, if any, could the trade...
How to Avoid Sleeping on the Job

How to Avoid Sleeping on the Job

In the UK, late autumn to early spring is a period of short days and cold temperatures.  These are challenging conditions for drivers, especially HGV drivers.  It’s vital that drivers stay alert when they are on the road.  Here are some tips to help. Actively monitor...
The End of an Up and Down Year for Hauliers

The End of an Up and Down Year for Hauliers

It’s probably safe to assume that hauliers, like just about everyone else, are now counting the days to the end of 2020.  Admittedly, 2021 looks set to have an interesting start, namely Brexit (and probably COVID19 as well).  Hopefully, however, the worst is now...
The Cabotage Roadblock

The Cabotage Roadblock

European hauliers currently move 85% of the volume of goods that come into the UK.  You might therefore think that the EU would be very happy with the UK’s suggestion that cabotage arrangements be kept in place.  You would, however, be wrong.  Here is a quick guide to...

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