Freight Driver Safety Tips During COVID-19


Here at Eurotunnel Freight, the health and safety of freight drivers and our team members is our utmost priority. We are closely following government social distancing and sanitary guidelines at both our UK and French terminals and during the Channel crossing.

As part of our health and comfort responsibilities, we have introduced a number of measures to help protect all those associated with our freight terminal work and services. These include reducing the number of trucks loaded onto each shuttle, the implementation of hand sanitiser stations for everyone to use and changes to club car seating plans to ensure social distancing. For more information on the measures we are taking to ensure optimum comfort for truck drivers at our terminals and on our freight shuttle services, please visit our COVID-19 information and updates page.

For freight supply chain workers who drive HGV trucks and other essential freight vehicles during the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to follow government guidelines to help ensure the safety of yourself and others. Here are some safety tips to consider during your routes to and from freight terminals and drop-off points.

Keep social distance

Observe social distancing in accordance with government recommendations wherever possible. Measures are in place at Eurotunnel Freight terminals that adhere to these guidelines.

Wash your hands

One of the most effective practices you can follow to help keep yourself safe and reduce your risk of infection is to regularly wash your hands. It is especially important to do this after coming into contact with items or areas that may have been used or occupied by other people. Keep a bottle of hand sanitiser in your cab that contains at least 60% alcohol to effectively kill germs and to use as a fall back when you are unable to wash your hands properly with soap or hot water.

Keep your vehicle cabin clean

It is a good idea to ensure that your vehicle cab area is kept clear of clutter and regularly cleaned with disinfectant. It is particularly important to do this when returning to your vehicle to help reduce the risk of contaminating your work area with germs that may have been carried into your cab.

Plan transit and export documents exchange

Telephone or email contacts at your drop-off points to arrange any exchanges of necessary documentation to help reduce social contact upon arrival. If possible, send appropriate documentation electronically to help avoid the need for the direct exchange of paperwork. Certain transit and export documents require hard copies at customs borders, but it is important to follow the border processes that are in place.

Coronavirus updates and Eurotunnel Freight contact

For more information regarding our shuttle service operations during this challenging time, please visit our COVID-19 information and updates page. Here, you can see important Eurotunnel coronavirus updates and find out more about our commitment to providing safe shuttle operations during this time.

If you have any further questions concerning our freight operations, please contact our Eurotunnel le shuttle Freight commercial teams in the UK and across Europe by phone, email or through our online contact form.

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