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Essential reference book refreshed and revised for 2021

All road operator members of Logistics UK are entitled to receive a copy of the 2021 Yearbook of Road Transport Law.

This is updated on a yearly basis and all chapters in this year’s edition have been refreshed and revised to bring you up to date with the current rules and regulations. These changes are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter, but the following deserve particular attention.


The UK logistics sector was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, demonstrated by the numerous suspensions or extensions of expiry dates, particularly to driver licensing and vehicle testing. The 2021 Yearbook of Road Transport Law reveals where those changes remain in force in 2021.


Several changes to UK law have been reflected in this year’s edition, including the introduction of two important pieces of European legislation. On 9 July 2020, the European Parliament adopted the Mobility Package, which makes changes (over a four-year timeframe) to Operator Licensing, Access to the Market, Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph specifications. The changes to EU Drivers’ Hours rules entered into force on 20 August 2020, and these are reflected in this year’s edition.


In 2018, the European Union amended the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) Directive 2003/59/EC with Directive (EU) 2018/645. These amendments were made to address several shortcomings identified with the current DCPC process. After a consultation in 2020, the government has incorporated these changes into UK law.


Published On: 21/01/2021 17:00:04


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