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. […]
Drivers at the Co-op Food’s West Thurrock distribution depot are threatening strike action after two disabled drivers were dismissed.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.