New EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules are being introduced on 20 August, including a requirement for drivers to ‘return home’ every four weeks. The Department for Transport said there will also be a ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in the driver’s vehicle and more flexibility on the scheduling of rest periods for some drivers undertaking international carriage of goods. There will also be new provisions for rests and breaks for drivers when journeys involve transport by ferry […]
The public spending watchdog has criticised the government for failing to prepare for Brexit and said between 40% and 70% of laden HGVs travelling to the EU will not be ready for Customs requirements.
The DVSA’s chief executive told MPs that the industry’s significant driver shortage is an “image issue” and nothing to do with the enforcement agency’s testing capacity performance.
MT Top 100 company Norbert Dentressangle has begun extending its use of an Isotrak telematics-based vehicle and driver monitoring system to another 140 vehicles within its tanker distribution division, bringing the total number of tankers covered by the technology to 260 across 31 different sites.