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Haulier Handbook published to ensure hauliers and commercial drivers are border ready

19 November 2020/Categories: CILT, Industry News, Active Travel & Travel Planning, Aviation, Freight Forwarding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Operations Management, Ports, Maritime & Waterways, Rail, Transport Planning, Brexit


The government has announced that its Haulier Handbook has been published and is now available to view on the GOV.UK website.

The handbook, which will be translated into 13 different languages, acts as a one-stop-shop to provide key information and advice on customs procedures, clearly setting out how hauliers can prepare themselves, their vehicles and their goods to continue travelling smoothly across the GB-EU border and help minimise disruption.

The guidance is for haulage companies and commercial drivers moving goods between Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and the European Union.

It tells you what you will need to do from 1st January 2021.

It explains:

  • what documents you will need
  • how to follow new rules to manage traffic heading to ports
  • new border control processes

There will be separate guidance on moving goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The government will add a PDF version of this guidance to this page in the next week.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Hauliers play a vital role in keeping trade and businesses running on a daily basis, which is why we’ve put significant measures in place to ensure they’re prepared for the new customs procedures - including a multi-million-pound information campaign.

“Publishing the Haulier Handbook is just another example of the work we’re doing to get hauliers border ready for the end of the transition period.”

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