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Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours and working time rules: delivery of LPG

An extension to the temporary relaxation for drivers undertaking ‘trunk’ deliveries of LPG in England and Wales which now expires 23:59 on 3 March 2018.

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In response to requests from industry, the Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited emergency relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules for the drivers of vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) undertaking ‘trunk’ deliveries in England and Wales, due to the shortage of LPG at a strategically important refinery in England.

The temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules reflects the exceptional circumstances of the current shortage of LPG supply in the south and south-west of England as a result of an unplanned outage impacting LPG supply from a strategically important refinery in England. The department wishes to emphasise that, as a general rule, we expect business to plan for and manage the risks of disruption to supply chains.

Published 9 February 2018
Last updated 23 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. An extension to the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours and working time rules for the delivery of LPG in England and Wales.
  2. First published.