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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.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on Drivers’ Hours Relaxations

Advice for fleets on adapting and dealing with coronavirus.

Fleet News

Coronavirus Advice for Fleets

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 Advice for your Drivers – Personal Hygiene and Protection

Coronavirus/COVID-19-related tools and documents

Fleet Forum

COVID-19 Advice from Fleet Forum

News on how companies are adapting to the coronavirus crisis.

Fleet News

COVID-19 Advice from Fleet News

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.

Logistics UK

COVID-19 Advice from Logistics UK

COVID-19 News and updates

Road Haulage Association

COVID-19 Advice from RHA

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

COVID-19 Transport Toolkit

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

COVID-19: Advice for the Freight Transport Industry

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.


COVID-19: A Fleet Managers Guide

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.

IAM RoadSmart

COVID-19: Driving business back to work – safely and profitably

Questions and answers from our COVID-19 webinar with Fleet News

Driving for Better Business


Hannah Gregory on why a water tight policy is nothing without day-to-day adherence.


Creating an appetite for change

Our formula for cultivating a healthy culture where van drivers treat driving as a professional aspect of their job.

Driving for Better Business

Cultivate a healthy culture in your van driving community

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.


D4 Medical Suspension – Renewing HGV/PSV licenses during Coronavirus pandemic

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.

Driving for Better Business

DfBB launches report on leadership in risk management

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.

National Highways

Diesel Spillage: Best practice guide

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)

Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit

What employees and employers need to know. An Open University Driving Change presentation by Dr Gemma Briggs

The Open University

Distracted Driving: What employees and employers need to know

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...

Driving for Better Business

Distracted Driving: What employers and drivers need to know

Dr Gemma Briggs Explains Driving Distraction

The Open University

Dr Gemma Briggs Explains Driving Distraction

A sneak preview of DriveTech's developing new range of "Driver's Mate" informational videos


Driver’s Mate #3: Vehicle Checks

A sneak preview of DriveTech's developing new range of "Driver's Mate" informational videos


Driver’s Mate #66: Seat Belt Common Myths

Driver Fatigue and Lack of sleep. Are your drivers sleep aware? It may seem obvious that sleep is important to us all, but for HGV drivers, Van drivers, and everyone who drives for work, it’s critical. Download this Road Skills Online Poster to help get the message across.

Road Skills Online

Driver Fatigue – Lack of Sleep poster