All the following information is ongoing and subject to changes as the situation develops - we will work to update this blog as soon as we are made aware of any changes. If you spot any updates we haven't posted please don't hesitate to get in contact with us on the DAF Trucks UK Facebook or Twitter.
DVSA - 31st March 2020
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.
DVSA - Updated 27th March 2020
Vehicle approval tests are suspended for up to 3 months due to coronavirus - but tests are available for vehicles that are critical to the COVID-19 response including eligible goods vehicles (see link for more info).
Business Support Gov - 26th March 2020
The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
HMRC - 26 March 2020
Employers can use a portal to claim for 80% of furloughed employees’ (employees on a leave of absence) usual monthly wage costs, up to £2,500 a month.
Route One - 25th March 2020
DVSA will allow approved trainers to deliver Driver CPC courses via digital platforms until 12 June.
Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Governement - 24th March 2020
Non-essential businesses and premises must now shut - All retail with notable exceptions - garages, car rentals
DfT - 20th March 2020
DfT has introduced A temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. It has also introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of GB drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales.
TfL - 20th March 2020
Transport for London has today (20 March) announced that all road user charging schemes in the capital will be temporarily suspended. This will come into effect so that none of the charges are in operation from Monday 23 March until further notice.
DVSA - 20th March 2020
All HGVs, trailers and PSVs with an annual test due to expire in a particular month will be issued with a 3-month certificate of exemption (CTE) until further notice.
Department for Education - 19th March
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
FTA - March 2020
FTA is focused on supporting the industry at this critical time. As well as our ongoing discussions with government about the response, we have also built this Covid-19 resource hub
Drivers & Vehicles Standard Agency - 19th March 2020
Guidance on COVID-19, including general precautions for staff and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.
Commercial Motor - 19th March 2020
DVSA has ordered the suspension of HGV annual testing with immediate effect.
Department for Transport - 18th March 2020
In response to requests from Industry, the Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the drivers of vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food (personal care and household paper and cleaning) and over the counter pharmaceuticals.
SMMT round-up of the business support measures that have been outlined from government. We will update this with new information as it becomes available, let us know of any immediate questions or concerns which it may raise.
Truck & Driver - 18th March 2020
The RHA has been notified of drivers being denied the use of toilet facilities, when delivering and collecting goods, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Drivers & Vehicles Standard Agency - 17th March 2020
Guidance for the freight transport industry on international travel following government advice for British nationals.
Department for Transport - 17th March 2020
Document recognises the challenges that the Heavy Goods and Public Service Vehicle industries will face in the coming months and seeks to support it through flexible working practices and a proportionate approach.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation and in line with the UK government’s recommended course of action, SMMT has decided, as of today, to severely restrict the use of its London office, and has implemented a home working policy for staff until 17 April.
Road Haulage Association - 16th March 2020
The RHA is imploring Government to pledge immediate financial support for hauliers who face going out of business because of the coronavirus crisis.