Drivers who take their 45-hour weekly rest in their cab will face a £300 fine from 1 November, and may be required to restart their rest period. Transport secretary Jesse Norman said the measures should be a significant deterrent to operators and drivers tempted to breach weekly rest rules, and hopefully help problems with illegal HGV parking in Kent. He said: “Although an overnight rest in the cab is a legitimate and established industry practice, we must draw the line […]
The DVSA has fallen short of its pledge to adapt its examiner resource to meet demand for HGV driving tests, with two-thirds of centres across the UK seeing an increase in the average waiting time for a vocational examination.
A total of 8,444 HGVs and 310 PSVs were stopped for Driver CPC enforcement purposes from 10 September to 16 October, according to DVSA.
Police are patrolling the M62 in an unmarked HGV in a bid to identify dangerous drivers and cut the number of collisions on the route.