The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems. A 30-day relaxation in enforcement while Operation Stack is in place has been in force since 30 July in response to industrial action at the port of Calais and multiple migrant incidents at the Eurotunnel terminal and the Channel Tunnel in previous weeks. […]
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
Meachers Global Logistics, Red Funnel and Steve Porter Transport Group took home trophies in this year’s Motor Transport Partnership Award, and while it might have been for their success transporting goods to and from the Isle of Wight, it wasn’t all sun and sand – there was plenty of hard work too.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]