“Utter stupidity” – operators and trade bodies slam government over drivers’ hours extension


 

Operators and industry trade bodies have reacted with dismay to news that the government will continue to relax working hours until 8 August in an effort to ease the current driver shortage. A DfT statement said: “In response to pressures on local and national supply chains, the DfT has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. “The temporary relaxation of the rules reflects the exceptional circumstances stemming from a shortage […]