Saturday April 4, 2020
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Welcome to the news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


Truckstops should be classed as 'work canteens'
1/4/2020
Our Union has been contacted by Graham Yardley from The ‘fechan Truckstop to highlight that during the COVI-19 pandemic truckstops should have been classed the same as a ‘works canteen'.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Essential Work of the Logistics Sector
31/3/2020
Letter from Department for Transport

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COVID-19: guidance for employees
25/3/2020
Latest Government Guidance

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Petroleum Driver Passport (PDP) Scheme: Amendments due to Covid-19
24/3/2020
The Downstream Oil Distribution Forum (DODF) have reviewed the PDP Scheme in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, taking into account Government guidance and the need to reduce risk and respond to the challenges we face.

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HSE eBulletin: Guidance for drivers on access to welfare facilities.
19/3/2020
The HSE has published a bulletin for drivers (and operators) regarding the importance of access to washing facilities for visiting drivers.

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URTU Advanced Health and Safety course postponed
19/3/2020
In line with new government advisory measures regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have decided to postpone the URTU Advanced Health and Safety course due to take place at the Quality Hotel, Sheffield between the 20 - 23 April 2020.

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TEMPORARY RELAXATION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF DRIVERS' HOURS RULES: DELIVERY OF ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO RETAILERS
18/3/2020
In response to requests from Industry, the Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited urgent relaxation.

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Government must support hauliers in coronavirus crisis, says RHA
17/3/2020
The RHA is imploring Government to pledge immediate financial support for hauliers who face going out of business because of the coronavirus crisis.

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URTU Learning Annual Conference Postponed
17/3/2020
Conference update due to Covid-19.

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FTA LAUNCHES COVID-19 RESOURCE FOR LOGISTICS
17/3/2020
To help the logistics sector keep Britain moving and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, FTA, the business group which represents the industry, has launched a unique free web portal.

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