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 […]
Union Prospect has confirmed a strike by its members at the DVSA. It comes after it received support for industrial action in a ballot over the pay and conditions that will apply as part of the introduction of the Next Generation Testing (NGT) model the agency is rolling out nationwide, and also over new flexible working patterns more generally.
TfL will be launching the Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) this summer to serve as the central point for all enforcement activity against HGVs in the capital.
The DVSA has confirmed it is to publish three new forms of guidance on load security. This will comprise a guide for vehicle operators, a leaflet aimed at drivers, and a series of instructional videos.