UK Government update haulier guidance for Brexit procedures

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With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the single market, the UK Government has published a semi-complete version of its online Haulier Handbook. The resource provides guidance not just for British hauliers, but also for the EU transportation companies carrying goods into the UK.

In addition, 45 advice centres have opened at key motorway service stations and truck stops across the country, giving hauliers and drivers the chance to answer questions about Brexit preparations and requirements.

The Haulier Handbook will eventually be translated into 13 different languages, so it could act as a one-stop-shop for providing key information and advice on customs procedures, as well as how hauliers can prepare themselves, their vehicles and their goods for crossing between the EU and the UK after January 1st 2021.

>>> You can find the Haulier Handbook HERE <<<

With only weeks to go, it’s crucial that hauliers do everything they can now to prepare for new trading rules” – says Road Haulage Association Chief Executive Richard Burnett. “Deal or no deal, firms will have to undertake customs processes to continue moving goods across borders from 1 January.”

The aforementioned Advice Centres are COVID-secure sites located at key motorway service stations and truck stops across the UK road network. Each site offers hauliers one-to-one training on the new ‘Check an HGV’ service and upcoming changes to border processes that come into effect at the end of the transition period.

The locations of the advice centres are as follows:

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