Cabotage rules unsafe and will see drivers being exploited, claims Unite union


 

The safety of all road users is at risk now that the government has relaxed cabotage rules for foreign drivers, according to the Unite union. It said that HGVs operating under the new system would not have to comply with the same licensing requirements and standards before entering the UK and there would be no independent monitoring of who was taking advantage of the relaxation. The union also said there would be no roadworthiness checks of the lorries prior to […]