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 […]
The MD of Tuffnells Parcels Express has said the company takes any instances of non-compliance with the drivers’ hours rules very seriously after three of its drivers admitted falsifying tachograph records.
Pre-tax profit at Brian Yeardley fell by nearly 50% in 2016, hit by a combination of migrant problems in Calais, unstable currency exchange rates and fleet investment.
Haulage firms and their drivers who unwittingly transport migrants into the UK inside their vehicles should not be fined until the chaos at Calais is rectified, according to a law firm.