Temporary relaxation of driver's hours

In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry, the Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales.

This temporary relaxation of the rules reflects the urgent situation arising from the cancellation of some ferry services. This is resulting in congestion in and around ports affecting the carriage of goods and passengers by road.

Full details and forms can be found on DfT announcement page at:  Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors in Great Britain - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)