COVID-19 Information for Transport & Logistics
All general business updates can be found in the other pages of the COVID-19 updates.
Temporary relaxation of the GB drivers’ hours rules continues until 14th June and EU drivers’ hours relaxation has ended
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22nd April 2020
Letter from Gareth Llywelyn, Chief Executive of the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), to driver and rider trainers about coronavirus.
UPDATE 17th April
Temporary change applies to drivers whose licences are due to expire or have expired since 1 January 2020
UPDATE 1st April
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has launched an initiative to bring together logistics and passenger transport operators in urgent need of supply chain resources.
The initiative, backed by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) matches organisations together so that those who have capacity can help those organisations in need, such as the NHS and the grocery retail sector.
Register on the CILT website if:
- your organisation needs urgent support
- you’re a driver in need of work
- your organisation has capacity to support others in need
Motorway services are open
Motorway and major trunk road services remain open following advice from the government deeming them ‘essential services’.
The government has made it clear that for haulage and delivery drivers, travel is essential and therefore motorway services remain open, and continue to offer takeaway food, toilet and shower services.
How to keep safe
The RHA has published guidance for lorry drivers on how to keep safe when delivering goods, handling documentation and refuelling.
UPDATE 27th March
COVID-19: guidance for staff in the transport sector
Updated guidance on 26 March 2020 to assist transport settings in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19).
UPDATE 23rd March
COVID-19 Heavy Vehicle Testing Suspended (DVLA)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the decision has been taken to suspend heavy vehicle testing all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), trailers and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) for up to 3 months.
For more information please see the DVLA website 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