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Relaxation of Drivers’ Hours Both the GB and EU drivers’ hours automatically cease to apply in emergency situations. An emergency situation is if your journey is necessary to enable someone to: 1) provide goods or services to protect public health, and/or 2) meet their or others’ basic needs for day to day living, and/or 3) provide medical treatment and […]

Relaxation of Medical Exams on Renewal In normal circumstances, when making an application to renew a lorry/bus licence at the age of 45 or over, the applicant must include a medical examination report signed by a doctor. Because of the restrictions doctors cannot carry out these examinations, and so any license that is expired or […]

Advice for Operators during lockdown Important read for all operators – advice from the Government during this difficult time.

Keyworkers – Priority for listing applications to suspend disqualifications Whilst the country is in lockdown Magistrates’ Courts are not dealing with anything ’non-urgent’. But priority is being given to keyworkers, and that includes any applications to lift bans early, or any applications to spend recent bans, pending an appeal. If you are a keyworker and […]

Temporary MOT Exemptions Vehicles that require an MOT test from 30th March will be granted a six-month exemption, to fit in with the new coronavirus restriction regulations. All cars, vans and motorcycles will be included. Lorry, bus and trailer MOTs have been suspended for three months. Vehicles will, however, still need to be kept in […]