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 […]
A senior figure at one of the UK’s biggest logistics groups has claimed the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to more multi-user transport operations as companies look to cut costs.
Current eyesight test regulations for drivers may not sufficient to protect drivers against the dangers of night-time driving, according to the RTITB.
Operators could face financial penalties if they are discovered to be paying employed drivers incorrectly to evade tax, after the RHA highlighted the practice.