The DVSA have announced that all calibration and inspection certificates expiring between 1 March and 31 August 2020 will be extended by 6 months from the date the calibration was originally due. Those expiring from 1 September 2020 must be renewed as usual.
Digital Tachograph Driver Cards
The DVSA have also announced that, for the period from 1 March to 31 August 2020, drivers who apply to renew their driver card no later than 15 days before their card is due to expire, can continue to drive until they receive a new card; and drivers who apply for a replacement driver card within 7 days of their card being damaged, malfunctioning, lost or stolen, can also continue to drive until they receive a new card.
In both these scenarios, drivers with expired cards must record their hours by producing the usual printouts – one at the start of and end of the day – and marking them with: (i) their name, driver card or driving license number and signature; and (ii) the manual entries required to record their activities.
For further information, contact the Regulatory team at Backhouse Jones on 01254 828300 or Regulatory@backhouses.co.uk