Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales to alleviate “acute supply chain pressures”, says DfT.
The temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the coronavirus crisis, will end after Sunday (June 14).
Drivers’ hours rules relaxed further as trade bodies say supply chain can keep goods moving with Government support.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras in a trial that will run until April 2020.
A change is coming this June (2019), but the law enforcers won’t be obliged to update their detection technology for a further 15 years
Improvements have been made, but applications take too long and restricted licences should be dropped, say fleets. John Lewis reports
More than half (52%) of European transport companies had their offices inspected or audited for drivers’ hours compliance in the past year, says TomTom Telematics.
More than 5% – one in 20 – commercial vehicles stopped last year had breached drivers’ hours rules.
The DVSA will start issuing on-the-spot penalties to lorry, bus and coach drivers who repeatedly break drivers’ hours rules from next month (Monday, March 5).
One driver has been given a suspended prison sentence and two more have been fined for falsifying driver hours records at a Tuffnells parcel depot in Devon.
Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner restricts Glasgow based fruit and veg wholesaler company’s vehicle licence for four months.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has agreed to a temporary relaxation of EU drivers’ hours rules due to the closure of the Forth Road Bridge.
The FTA has launched an app for drivers which is designed to give them visibility of their hours data.
A quick guide to drivers hours rules from Commercial Fleet magazine, for van and truck operators.