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Haulage and freight resources post 1 January 2021

Following the Transition on January 1, here's news which members may find useful in relation to haulage:

Carry out international road haulage: What UK goods vehicle operators need to do to carry out international road haulage.

International road haulage: HGV driver documents

  • Updated the section on international driving permits (IDPs) to confirm that you will usually not need one to drive in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzlerland.
  • Updated the Driver CPC section to make it clear you can still use your UK Driver CPC card in the EU if you’re employed by a UK company.
  • Updated the healthcare section to confirm that UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) are still accepted in EU countries, and there will be different rules for people travelling to Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  • Added a section on carrying green cards to prove you have vehicle and trailer insurance.
  • Added a section on coronavirus (COVID-19) test results for journeys from England to France.
  • Added a section on checking your HGV is ready to cross the border and getting a Kent Access Permit.
  • Added a section on using a vehicle security checklist to record the checks you do to stop people using your vehicle to enter the UK illegally.
  • Added a section on the haulage licence and permit documents you need to carry.
  • Added a section on the certificates you need to carry for any specialist vehicle approvals you have.
  • Updated the section on vehicle and trailer insurance to confirm the rules for carrying ‘green cards’.
  • Updated the section on GB stickers to confirm the new rules on when they must be displayed.

Check which international road haulage permits you need: Replaced the EU Community Licence with the UK Licence for the Community to make international journeys for hire or reward within the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Added links to a new guide about carrying out a road haulage job entirely within one EU country (cabotage) or between 2 EU countries (cross-trade).

UK Licence for the Community for international road haulage: Get a UK Licence for the Community to transport goods by road to or through the EU, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, and the rules you have to follow.

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