A government ban on truck drivers taking any break other than a 45-minute rest period in seven Kent boroughs from January next year has been slammed by the freight industry. Any truck driver who ignores the ban, which comes into force on 1 January, will face a £150 fine. The temporary ban comes as the government braces for lengthy post-Brexit queues on Kent roads headed to and from the Channel Ports. Logistics UK is calling on the DfT to withdraw […]
The government is insisting its plans to build a lorry park outside Ashford, Kent ahead of Brexit are not a repeat of its Stanford West lorry park project.
The creators of a new online marketplace that connects temporary drivers with hirers, Driver Exchange (DX), claim it is set to revolutionise the market for agency LGV drivers.
Employers should recognise the growing impact of the pandemic on their drivers’ mental health and check that staff are fit to drive alongside daily walkaround checks, according to FleetCheck.