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France clarify driver rest-period rules and announce fines

The French authorities have confirmed that drivers of vehicles up 3.5 tons cannot serve their daily and weekly rest periods onboard their vehicles. Doing so could result in a fine of 1,500 euros. Roof sleeping cabins and tents are not allowed. France declares the ban on taking rest periods in vehicles up to 3.5 t. […]

Sunshine in Zagreb and Not a Driver to be Seen

It’s a pleasant 28 degrees in Zagreb. World Professional Championship Teams should be making their final adjustments to their world tile challenge. On Thursday competing teams would have arrived from all over the globe, by planes, trains and automobiles. Competitors would test out the trucks, coaches and vans which would be used in the competition […]

EU Amend Driver Rest Rules & Conditions

MEPs endorsed all three legal acts without any amendments, as adopted by EU ministers in April 2020. The revised rules will ensure, safer roads, clearer working conditions for drivers, an end to social dumping and a more sustainable business environment for operators. The Commission will issue guidelines in the Autumn to clarify any questions or […]

Department of Transport Letter of Temporary Derogation on Drivers Hours

In view of the potential impact of COVID-19 on HGV operations and the importance of the road haulage sector to the national economy and in response to requests from the haulage industry, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) have agreed to allow a temporary and urgent derogation […]