IRHA calls for suspension of drivers’ hours rules in face of Calais chaos


 

The Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has called on the Irish government to use emergency powers to lift the drivers’ hours and tachograph rules for vehicles caught up at Calais. The call came after recent strikes by French ferry staff and a surge in migrants trying to cross the Channel illegally led to escalating delays. IRHA president Verona Murphy told Motortransport.co.uk that the association had requested the move under Article 14 of EU Regulation 561/2006, which allows EU member states […]