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Driving licence changes – update

From 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points. … Read more

The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) survey of HGV operations in London

On behalf of Transport for London (TfL), the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is carrying out research into HGV operations in London, with the aim of improving the safety of HGVs, HGV drivers and other road users. As part of that research an online survey is being carried out.

We are interested in the views of anyone that is involved with or has experience of driving, operating or procuring the services of HGVs in London (inside the M25). This includes:
• owners and directors of companies which operate HGVs
• fleet managers
• transport managers
• line managers responsible for HGV driver(s)
• drivers of HGVs (including agency drivers)
• clients contracting HGV operator(s)/driver(s)

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HGV speed limit changes in England and Wales

From 6 April 2015, the speed limit for HGVs travelling on single and dual carriageways in England and Wales will be increased.

Following consultation and announcements made last year, the national speed limits for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on a single carriageway will increase from 40mph to 50mph. The speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes, travelling on dual carriageways will increase from 50mph to 60mph.

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