Logistics UK said it was “extremely concerned” at moves by the government to fine HGV drivers who enter Kent without a negative Covid-19 test. Ministers aim to stave off traffic chaos at the county’s ports by imposing £150 penalties on international lorry drivers entering Kent without first obtaining a negative test. But in response to the laying of the government’s statutory instrument in Parliament today (22 January) on fines for HGV drivers, Elizabeth de Jong, Logistics UK policy director, said […]
Over a third of HGVs operating or entering Greater London are not ready for the Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and HGV Permit Scheme which comes into force in October this year, according to a survey by fleet technology specialists CameraMatics.
Almost 80 stowaways were discovered inside two lorries in separate incidents last week, just days after scores were found hiding in four lorries in Harwich.
Transport industry business groups have demanded that adequate hygiene facilities, including hot and cold running water, are available to all drivers and warehouse operatives delivering to, or collecting from business premises.