Truck News 13 Sep 2022
Drivers’ hours rules relaxed to support Queen’s funeral
The Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules for drivers involved in the delivery of Operation London Bridge.
Truck News 13 Jan 2022
Coronavirus: Drivers’ hours relaxation extended again
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a new relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours in England, Scotland and Wales.
People News 4 Jan 2022
Operator who tried to blame drivers for offences has licence revoked
A commercial fleet operator’s licence has been revoked after more than 200 drivers’ hours offences within a three-month period.
Blog 20 Sep 2021
HGV driver shortage threatens economic growth
Haulage firms need to prioritise driver retention and recruitment says Peter Millichap, marketing director at Teletrac Navman UK.
Truck News 17 Sep 2021
HGV driving test changes risks accident rise, says insurance firm
Changes to the HGV test to help tackle the driver shortage have been criticised by insurance firm QBE.
Latest News 9 Aug 2021
Drivers’ hours relaxation extended until October
The DfT has extended the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours enforcement until October, due to the continued pressures on local and national supply chains.
Truck News 8 Jul 2021
Shortage of HGV drivers exacerbated as UK economy bounces back
Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales to alleviate “acute supply chain pressures”, says DfT.
Truck News 12 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: Relaxation of drivers’ hours rules ending
The temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the coronavirus crisis, will end after Sunday (June 14).
Latest News 23 Mar 2020
Supply chain ‘can tackle’ coronavirus challenge
Drivers’ hours rules relaxed further as trade bodies say supply chain can keep goods moving with Government support.
Truck News 21 Jun 2019
DVSA to use ANPR cameras to target dangerous drivers
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras in a trial that will run until April 2020.
Fleet Management 4 Mar 2019
Can smart tachographs signal a halt to rule dodgers?
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
Aura Graphics 24 Jan 2019
Traffic commissioners urged to modernise processes
Improvements have been made, but applications take too long and restricted licences should be dropped, say fleets. John Lewis reports
Truck News 6 Sep 2018
Operators inspected for drivers’ hours compliance
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.
Truck News 9 Apr 2018
Commercial drivers ‘still’ breaking the law on hours, says DVSA
More than 5% – one in 20 – commercial vehicles stopped last year had breached drivers’ hours rules.
Truck News 6 Feb 2018
DVSA crackdown on lorry drivers who breach 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).
People News 6 Jan 2017
Drivers at courier firm prosecuted for falsifying driver hours records
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.
Latest News 26 May 2016
Frequent driving offender receives vehicle licence reduction
Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner restricts Glasgow based fruit and veg wholesaler company’s vehicle licence for four months.
Latest News 9 Dec 2015
Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules
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.
Latest News 27 Oct 2015
FTA launches app for drivers
The FTA has launched an app for drivers which is designed to give them visibility of their hours data.
Health and Safety 22 Apr 2015
Drivers’ hours rules
A quick guide to drivers hours rules from Commercial Fleet magazine, for van and truck operators.