This document provides advice on the relaxation of drivers’ hours rules, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. This document should be considered in conjunction with the extensive existing guidance provided on drivers’ hours.
Advice for fleets on adapting and dealing with coronavirus.
A short Toolbox Talk that you are free to watch, download and share with your staff and drivers to minimise the risk of spreading any virus.
Road Skills Online
Coronavirus/COVID-19-related tools and documents
News on how companies are adapting to the coronavirus crisis.
Logistics UK 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.
COVID-19 News and updates
Road Haulage Association
The BVRLA publishes regular updates containing the latest advice to support members as new information and guidance emerges in relation to Covid-19.
Driving for Better Business, and strategic partner FleetCheck, have collaborated on a series of short videos to help fleet operators and business owners navigate these new challenges.
Driving for Better Business
International and domestic freight transport (including by air, ship, road and rail, including roll-on/roll-off transports) is classified by UK government as an essential activity in the context of its travel advice. Check the latest travel advice and information.
Department for Transport, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Know the key signs of driver stress to look out for. Understand the effects of driver stress on crash involvement. Gain practical advice on supporting drivers at this challenging time.
The impact of COVID-19 on UK businesses will take a while to be fully realised. Our new Fleet Safety Guide distils the key issues and provides advice from our experts on how to deal with them effectively as the lockdown continues to ease.
Questions and answers from our COVID-19 webinar with Fleet News
Hannah Gregory on why a water tight policy is nothing without day-to-day adherence.
Our formula for cultivating a healthy culture where van drivers treat driving as a professional aspect of their job.
Normally an application to renew a lorry or bus licence at age 45 or over must include a medical examination report (D4) which is signed by a doctor. However, NHS doctors cannot carry out these examinations.
Survey uncovers UK employers are risking the safety and well-being of those who drive for work . Study of 1,006 UK employees and 255 C-Suite (Executive Directors) highlights failures by UK bosses to implement driving for work policy.
When there is a diesel spillage on the SRN it has a financial, social, environmental and economic impact. The repercussions affect those directly involved, other drivers and the UK economy.
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) requires operators of lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to obtain a safety permit before entering and operating in most of Greater London. Otherwise, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
Transport for London (TfL)
What employees and employers need to know. An Open University Driving Change presentation by Dr Gemma Briggs
The Open University
Dr Gemma Briggs discusses research on the distraction imposed on drivers by mobile phone use, which can help to explain both how and why driving performance deteriorates. Her talk will consider how this research can:
– Help those who drive for work, or employ drivers, understand specific issues...
Dr Gemma Briggs Explains Driving Distraction
A sneak preview of DriveTech's developing new range of "Driver's Mate" informational videos