Roadway Update 13 January 2021

13th January 2021

UK Government must address time-critical threats to Northern Irish haulage

Since 1st January 2021 the new trading relationship has created enormous challenges for the supply chain into both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

This means that the volume of loaded trailers is dropping significantly on the Irish sea as GB to NI and GB to IE cannot get on top of the required paperwork and this is now stopping trade.

We want the UK Government to urgently address the outstanding issues with a series time-critical asks.

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How to avoid delays and fines in Kent

Commercial vehicle drivers must act to make sure that they avoid fines from the Kent Access Permit and the county's parking ban, as well as ensuring they receive a Covid-19 test before entering Kent.  

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Avoid these five major problems when crossing into France

We have put together a document detailing five main issues which are causing problems for UK operators exporting goods via France, and given five actions to take to help alleviate these problems.

Read more here.


Business Account’ for dealing with Clean Air Zones now available

The Government has now made it possible for operators who will need to conduct business within a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to apply for a ‘Business Account’ to help them manage the process.

An account can be set up for free here.

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The latest on the RHA’s Truck Cartel claim

We are pleased to confirm that the Competition Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that it will hear the remaining aspects of the RHA’s application for a collective proceedings order between 19 – 26 April 2021.

Read more here.


Get involved in the IRU’s Annual Driver Shortage survey

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is concerned that very few responses to its Annual Driver Shortage Survey have been received from the UK – one of the key countries for the European survey.

Please take ten minutes to complete the survey before January 18.