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How to keep your lorry and fleet compliant

October 14, 2020
October 9, 2020
How do I keep my lorry/fleet compliant?

It is the same question lorry drivers and fleet managers are always asking themselves. How do I keep my vehicle routes compliant? Here at Lorry Route, we have all the answers to this inconvenient yet easy question.

Easily enter your vehicle dimensions - height, width, length and weight - into our web and app portals to instantly receive tailored compliant routes specifically for you and your vehicle. With your dimensions stored within app, it makes for easy HGV routing on all your journeys.

Our route planning software exclusively stores every bridge height within the UK ensuring you can avoid all low bridges and maintain safety.

What are the latest emission standards?

Your HGV must meet the new upcoming Euro VI Nitrogen Oxide and particulate matter emission standards to avoid paying daily charges to enter a city Low Emission Zone (LEZ) throughout the UK.

What is the weight of my vehicle?

If your HGV’s weight exceeds more than 12 tonnes, you will be obliged to register and pay the HGV levy. The amount will vary depending on your vehicle’s emission standards. The HGV levy fee will take into consideration the vehicle’s weight, axle configuration and levy duration. However due to the repercussions of the COVID-19 global pandemic the HGV levy has been suspended from August 1 2020to July 31 2021.

For further information on the HGV levy visit
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hgv-road-user-levy  

How do I get my lorry into London and what are the best times?

If you are driving a vehicle over 18 tonnes through London, you must make sure you are registered with the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to avoid any instant PCN fines. The scheme aims to reduce noise pollution in residential areas in London during the following times:

  • Monday – Friday:9pm – 7am (including 9pm Friday night to 7am Saturday morning)
  • Saturday: 1pm –7am Monday morning
  • Normal restrictions apply during public and bank holidays

NOTE: You still risk receiving a penalty charge on a compliant route if your vehicle is not registered.

Our always-up-date Lorry Route maps offer turn-by-turn navigation to ensure your HGV route planner avoids any unnecessary PCN fines for the duration of your journey.

At Lorry Route, staying compliant is easy. Sign up today and be on the way to your first fully compliant route.