26th January 2022

Haulage News 26/01/2022

January is already coming to an end, and 2022 is in full swing. Here are the biggest news stories from haulage this week. We have also shared the recent data to provide you with the number of haulier Covid tests and positivity rates. Click here to find out more information on Covid testing for HGV drivers.


“Noise decreasing” around driver shortages, says Pallet-Track Chief Executive

The chief executive of one of the fastest-growing UK pallet networks says there are some promising signs that the worst of the driver shortage crisis could be over as the new year gets underway.

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Dover queues: Traffic builds on the A20 in Kent

Lengthy lorry queues have built up on the main road heading into Dover. Freight heading to the Port of Dover is being managed by National Highways as traffic in the area builds and queues form on the A20.

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Research and development for fleet management

The HMRC Research and Development Tax Scheme was created to encourage business innovation and stimulate the economy, through supporting firms to bring new products and services to market. Yet, due to time constraints, lack of awareness or doubts around eligibility and the legitimacy of the incentive, there are thousands of companies that are not currently taking part in the scheme, particularly within the fleet management sector.

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Register road haulage journeys within Europe from 2 February 2022


Check which types of journeys you’ll need to register online if you transport goods within Europe using a car and trailer, van or HGV from 2 February 2022.

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RHA Welcomes Pause To Smart Motorways


The department for Transport has announced that the roll-out of new all-lane smart motorways is to be put on hold.

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