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14th October 2019

After 31st October UK hauliers travelling through EU to non EU countries [eg Switzerland, Turkey or Ukraine] or making three or more cross trade journeys per week will need an ECMT permit.  Should you require a permit, please contact DVSA.

Should a No Deal Brexit emerge by 31st October, Operation Brock will play a major part in minimising the impact of any disruption on routes to Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.   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.   Holding areas will operate over 4 locations and be deployed sequentially depending upon level of disruption.   Please contact DVSA for details of 'holding' locations and for information on road closures and restrictions in the local infrastructure from 26th October as a consequence of the above.


 24th September 2019

The Freight Transport Association is holding 'No Deal' preparedness workshops for Hauliers. Get in touch with your local representative and ensure you are ready..   


9th September 2019

If you work for a UK Company and have a UK Driver CPC qualification you will still need Driver CPC to drive in the UK after Brexit. Also, you must still complete your driver CPC periodic training by your deadline.

You will still be able to drive to or through EU countries with your UK driver CPC qualification for all international journeys that UK companies are allowed to make after a no-deal Brexit. For example, your driver CPC will be valid for a journey from the UK to Switzerland using an ECMT international road haulage permit after Brexit.

If you work for an EU company and have a UK Driver CPC qualification - consider exchanging your UK driver CPC qualification for an EU one if you work for an EU company or have ambition to work for one.   You will then be able to work for both EU and UK Companies after Brexit.  You will need to exchange it before 31st October 2019. 


14th June 2019

For many professional lorry and coach drivers in the UK, the deadline to complete their Driver CPC periodic training and maintain their current card is approaching.   You must be able to demonstrate you have completed 35 hours of periodic training by 9th September 2019.   Following the UKs withdrawal from the EU, professional drivers of lorries will still need a valid CPC to continue to operate in the UK.  You can find training courses by visiting Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training [JAUPT] website.

You cannot drive professionally unless you hold a valid DQC and you could be fined up to £1000 for driving professionally without it.


20th December 2018

ECMT permits will allow Transport Businesses to continue to operate in the EU after March 2019 in the event of  'No Deal' Brexit.  

The deadline to apply for a European Conference of Ministers of Transport [ECMT] permit has now been extended to 11.59pm on 18th January 2019.


12th November 2018

DVSA announces the publication of a guide on how ECMT permits will be allocated to drivers and operators in the event that UK leaves the EU without a deal.    Applications for permits will open on Monday 26th November.  To apply you will required to be registered on the Vehicle Operator Licensing system.


 13th July 2018

From Saturday 14th July, heavy vehicle test certificates will be changing to make them clearer and easier to interpret.

The new style certificates for HGVs, PSVs and trailers will look similar to the new ones issued for car MOTs.

There will also be a new 'Refusal to issue an MOT' form with clearer details on failure items.


18th September 2017

DVSA traffic examiners are going to be given new powers to issue on-the- spot fines for any drivers hours offences committed in the last 28 days.

Traffic examiners will be able to issue fines for up to 5 driver's hours offences in a single check.

Also, effective from 1st November 2017 traffic examiners will issue fines of up to £300 to drivers who spend their full weekly rest break in their vehicle, in places where it causes a problem.


4th July 2017

Our road haulage and distribution clients should be aware that from August, roadside checks by DVSA will include an emissions check.  Emissions cheats pollute our air and make our roads more dangerous.


9th December 2016

The key to cultivating strong visibility in the supply chain is desired by all in the logistics business.  This was acknowledged as a key challenge at a recent round table sponsored by the DSI, at which a range of Industry gurus were in attendance.

The role and responsibility of inventory management cascades right down through the supply chain.  Suppliers, retailers, logistics operators and end consumers all rely on it.  Whilst the Group acknowledged that investing in and working  with digital is essential for these different Businesses within the Supply Chain, the challenges involved in universal or even majority participation and adoption is going to be easier said that done.

Go to www.logisticsmanager.com for the full article. 


4th November 2016

Driver CPC cards will no longer be immediately sent to drivers who complete their periodic training more than 12 months before the deadline.   If the driver completes his/her training in the 12 months before his/her deadline, then the Driver CPC card will be issued immediately.

For drivers who complete their training more than a year early, then they will not receive their new Driver CPC card until nearer the time their current card expires.


24th October 2016

The DVSA [Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency] is seeking to review proposals to improve rules for approved tachograph centres.

These Centres install, calibrate and inspect tachographs.

Proposals include:-

  • removing the requirement for ATCs to offer analogue tacho calibration
  • reviewing the site dimensions to allow smaller sites to be used
  • updating the ATC manual.

The DVSA wants your views - access dvsa@public.govdelivery.com before 9th November 2016 and convey your views on the proposal.


16th May2016

The Dept of Transport [DfT] has published its Motoring Services Strategy 12th May which sets the overall direction for DVSA, DVLA, and VCA until 2020.

This sets out how we can build on our enviable national road safety record and deliver more responsive and flexible services that better meet customers' needs.

The strategy includes :-

  •  streamlining the processes for gaining lorry driving licence
  •  looking at whether some annual tests for lorries could be carried out by    suitably qualified examiners in the private sector
  •  reviewing fees to ensure that fees are closely aligned to the service costs  involved.

Read more on Motoring Services Strategy  on GOV.UK


01st March 2016

The Drivers and Vehicle Standards Agency [DVSA] has published new guidance on drivers hours and tachographs.

All drivers of goods vehicles or passenger carrying vehicles are urged to make themselves aware of the new legislation, which decrees how many hours you can drive and the breaks that you need to take.    This updates previous guidance from 2011.

more info-. drivers' hours and tachographs rules:goods vehicles (GV262).



 11th February 2016

The Road Haulage Association has reported that the closure of the Forth Road Bridge to HGVs has to date cost it's members £37M.


16th November 2015

The pre Christmas rush is on!!!   LGV1 and CPC drivers required across Scotland for our Blue Chip Clients whose level of activity expands considerably at this time.

Interested? ... then Get in touch with Connie on 01324613198 - 24/7 operational contact.


November 2015

Latest DVSA figures show further improvements in the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of lorries on British roads


15th October 2015

Paul Satoor has taken up the role of interim Chief Executive at Driver Vehicle Standards Agency.  He was previously Director of Organisational Development and Strategy at DVSA.


 1st September 2015.

With autumn approaching, there remains sound demand for LGV1 and 2 drivers, those with Hiab and ADR experience  particularly sought after in all parts of the UK.

 The RHA has reiterated its call on UK government to lead cross EU discussions to resolve the current crises situation at Calais with illegal immigration.    This week, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for all European nations to take a share of the migrant influx.     The city of Munich is now seeing the first of these.

A 'perfect storm' is how the Chief executive describes the position for logistics providers.  Mayhem prevails, and he went on to state that livelihoods and lives of hundreds of hauliers are being put at risk.  With Dover at the UKs centre of the crises,  the CEO went on to state that  four days of disruption in June cost the UK economy more than £1bn.

That was also the figure which the RHA placed on the potential cost of goods being spoilt as stowaways tamper with and soil shipments as they attempt to hide in trucks.



Recruitment Direct also specialise in the supply of ADR drivers mainly to mulli-national organizations throughout the UK. Please find below the different ADR Classes of Dangerous Goods we supply.

There are nine UN Classes of Dangerous Goods as follows:
Class 1 Explosives
Class 2 Gases
Class 3 Flammable Liquids
Class 4 Flammable Solids
Class 5 Oxidising Substances & Organic Peroxides
Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
Class 7  Radioactives
Class 8 Corrosive Substances
Class 9 Miscellaneous Substances


If you have any enquiries please contact Steven.



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