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May Transport News

Lots of news items from the Government, here are the few newsworthy ones distilled from the month.


International road haulage: HGV driver documents

Measures to boost safety on All Lane Running motorways accelerated

Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads

DVSA have updated the CPC syllabus

DVSA have updated guidance on daily PSV checks

Prevent use of vehicles as weapons in terror attacks

Travelling to Germany by HGV or van

Haulier advice site locations




International road haulage: HGV driver documents

Check which documents you need to carry if you’re the driver or a passenger in a lorry or other heavy goods vehicle (HGV) that crosses international borders.

You no longer need a Kent Access Permit (KAP) to enter Kent.

Website link: International road haulage: HGV driver documents


Measures to boost safety on All Lane Running motorways accelerated

Every new All Lane Running (ALR) motorway will open with radar technology in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly.

Website link: Measures to boost safety on All Lane Running motorways accelerated


Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads

Automated Lane Keeping System technology outcome means self-driving vehicles could be used on British roads

Website link: Government paves the way for self-driving vehicles on UK roads


DVSA have updated the CPC syllabus

The DVSA have recently revised the CPC syllabus reflecting changes in technology and increased environmental accountability. You can view the new syllabus here:

Website link: Driver CPC syllabus


DVSA have updated guidance on daily PSV checks

The DVSA have specifically mentioned a list of items to check. This helps drivers to ensure proper checks are completed, and gives drivers confidence that they are fully compliant during DVSA road checks and investigations from incidents.

Website link with the list: PSV daily walkaround checks


Prevent use of vehicles as weapons in terror attacks

The Department for Transport has issued guidance for operators and drivers of commercial vehicles to prevent criminals and terrorists accessing the vehicles. It applies to any commercial vehicle, large or small. This isn’t law (as yet!) and includes requirements such as:

· Checking drivers’ references and previous employment history

· Visual checks of vehicles for signs of tampering

· Develop security management plans

· Assessment of risk exposures

· Management and accountability for security

You can read all of this in PAS29000:2021


Travelling to Germany by HGV or van

Drivers of HGV and vans will need to take a COVID-19 test before travelling from the UK.


Haulier advice site locations

The updated list is as follows for free COVID-19 testing and EU documents:

Baldock Services 24 hours (COVID-19 testing only)

Barton Park 6am to 10pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Beaconsfield 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Birchanger Green 24 hours

Burtonwood (Merseyside) 6am to 9.30pm

Cambridge Services 24 hours (COVID-19 testing only)

Carlisle Stobart Truck Stop 4am to 9.30pm

Charnock Richard Services northbound No testing

Cherwell Valley 6am to 9.30pm

Clacket Lane eastbound 24 hours

Cobham Services 24 hours

Cornwall Services 6am to 10pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Cullompton 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Doncaster North 6am to 9.30pm

Donington Park 6am to 9.30pm

Essex Arena 24 hours (COVID-19 testing only)

Ferrybridge Services 6am to 9.30pm

Fleet southbound 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Hartshead Moor (Huddersfield) 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Heywood Distribution Truck Stop 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Holyhead No testing

Hopwood Park 4am to 9.30pm

Leicester Forest East northbound 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Leicester Forest East southbound 6am to 9.30pm

Lockerbie Truck Stop No testing

Membury eastbound 6am to 9.30pm

Michaelwood South 6am to 10pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Orwell Crossing Truck Stop 4am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Pease Pottage 5am to 9pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Peterborough 4am to 9.30pm (Busy – you may experience delays)

Reading Eastbound 24 hours

Rothwell Truck Stop 6am to 9.30pm (Busy – you may experience delays)

Rownhams northbound 24 hours

Rugby Stobart Truck Stop 24 hours (Busy – you may experience delays)

Sandbach northbound 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Sandbach southbound 6am to 9.30pm

South Mimms 24 hours

Stafford northbound No testing

Strensham southbound No testing

Sutton Scotney southbound 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

Tamworth Services 6am to 9.30pm

The Stockyard Truckstop Rotherham 6am to 9.30pm, Monday to Friday

(7am to 11am and 4pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, COVID-19 testing only)

Thurrock Services No testing

Truckhaven (Carnforth) 6am to 9.30pm

Wetherby Services 6am to 9.30pm

Woodall northbound 6am to 9.30pm (COVID-19 testing only)

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