Unite condemns “shocking” failure of DfT to assess safety of HGV driver extended hours


The government has no plans to assess the safety impact of the relaxation of HGV drivers’ hours, despite extending the scheme this week to the end of October as part of wider plans to continue it for another four months. According to union Unite, the DfT has confirmed in correspondence with the union that “there is not an impact assessment” of the ongoing extension to the maximum number of hours a lorry driver can drive. The union has condemned the […]