Transporting goods between Great Britain and the EU from 1 January 2021: guidance for hauliers and commercial drivers

Haulier Handbook
Guidance for haulage companies and commercial drivers moving goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the European Union.

Haulier Handbook

 

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Drivers’ hours and tachographs: goods vehicles

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Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for vehicles used for the carriage of goods in Great Britain and Europe.

This guide (sometimes known as the ‘GV262’) gives general guidance about drivers’ and tachograph rules for vehicles used for the carriage of goods.

Spring opening for Britain’s biggest road project

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Britain’s biggest road project is set to open to drivers more than half a year early, Highways England announced today (Thursday 6 February).


The £1.5 billion scheme to improve journeys between the East of England and the Midlands was originally planned to open to traffic by the end of 2020.

Today the Government-owned company said it plans to open the A14 improvement ahead of schedule this spring.

New online vehicle checker to help drivers prepare for clean air zones with charges

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Online service to help drivers and businesses prepare for the introduction of clean air zones released.


A new online service has gone live today (5 February 2020) to help drivers and businesses to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones with charges in Birmingham and Leeds.

The vehicle checker will allow drivers to find out if they will be affected by the change which will charge the most polluting vehicles to drive in the cities.

Orwell Bridge study offers new hope for reducing high wind closures

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A ground-breaking study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during periods of high winds.


Reducing the speed limit over the bridge during high winds, using temporary lane closures to mitigate the effect of high winds on vehicles, and keeping the bridge open in one direction are three potential solutions identified in the year-long study, commissioned by Highways England.