Government to open 45 ‘Information & Advice’ sites for hauliershttps://fleetservicessummit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DEP001_P5122_Fleet-Newsletter-Image_002C-2.jpg 960 640 Stuart O'Brien Stuart O'Brien https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/81af0597d5c9bfe2231f1397b411745a?s=96&d=mm&r=g
We’re approaching the end of the Transition Period and there will be important changes to border and traffic management arrangements. The UK Government is working hard to make sure commercial drivers and hauliers are prepared for the changes at the end of the year.
We’re opening more than 40 ‘Information and Advice Sites’ across the UK at key locations on the road network. Five test sites will open at the start of November with the other 40 sites opening in mid-November.
Staff at the sites will be able to discuss these changes, provide training on new IT systems, and explain how hauliers can best prepare for the end of the year. Support will also be available to commercial drivers in a range of languages as well as materials that can be downloaded digitally in 14 languages.
The sites will be COVID secure and there will also be a dedicated online haulier portal to make sure drivers and haulier managers have access to all information and 1-1 support they might need.
Keep an eye on the news section of www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport in the coming weeks for further details on the sites.