Drivers’ hours and tachographs: goods vehicles

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Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for vehicles used for the carriage of goods in Great Britain and Europe.

This guide (sometimes known as the ‘GV262’) gives general guidance about drivers’ and tachograph rules for vehicles used for the carriage of goods.

DVSA earned recognition: join the scheme

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How the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme works, how to apply, and what happens when you've joined.


What is DVSA earned recognition

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) earned recognition scheme is a new way to prove you meet driver and vehicle standards.

UK logistics operators cut greenhouse gas emissions

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But meeting government’s 15% reduction target by 2025 remains a challenge, warns industry body FTA.


UK logistics operators participating in a voluntary programme cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 4% in 2019 but industry body, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) warned that meeting the UK government’s 15% reduction target by 2025 remains “a challenge.”

2020 financial levels confirmed for commercial vehicle operators

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Reviewed criteria applies to existing haulage, bus and coach operators and new applicants.


The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has confirmed on 24 December 2019, the levels against which applications and continuations will be assessed from the start of 2020.

There will be no change to the rates of finance, which must be available to support a licence or application. Therefore, operators will continue to be required to demonstrate rates of finance as follows:

Operation Brock: Kent traffic management on M20 to Dover and Eurotunnel

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Operation Brock to keep the M20 open in both directions in the event of disruption to services across the English Channel.

Operation Brock

Operation Brock uses holding areas for HGV traffic bound for the EU to keep the M20 open in both directions in the event of disruption to services across the English Channel.

Operation Brock holding areas are in Kent at: