The BVRLA is urging dealerships and other delivery agents to start moving vehicles again in order to unclog the thousands of cars and vans that are congesting the automotive supply chain.
The Department for Transport has made it clearÂ in aÂ letter to theÂ logisticsÂ sector,Â that logistics,Â including the collection and delivery of vehicles, should carry on during the lockdown,Â provided thatÂ it can be done in accordance withÂ Coronavirus safety guidelines.
The BVRLA has producedÂ best practice advice on this in collaboration with the SMMT and Finance & Leasing AssociationÂ and hopes that vehicleÂ deliveries,Â in particular, willÂ start to pick-up.
â€œThe Government has made it very clear that it wants â€˜all supply chainsâ€™ to continue â€˜to the greatest extent possibleâ€™ during the COVID-19 outbreak,â€ said BVRLA Chief Executive, Gerry Keaney.
â€œThis includes vehicle logistics, and not just cars and vans that are being delivered to essential workers. By getting these vehicles moving, we are not only helping the COVID-19 response, we are also ensuring that businesses and individuals can pick-up where they left-off as soon as the lockdown ends.
â€œWe hope that theÂ guidance we have produced with the SMMT and FLAÂ can give our members and their supply chain partners the confidence to start making this happen.â€
*Article Source http://www.bvrla.co.uk