The temporary relaxation relating to large goods vehicles, expires at midnight on Wednesday 6 January 2016.
The temporary relaxation relating to Large Goods Vehicles, expires at midnight on Wednesday 6 January 2016.
The Department for Transport agreed to a temporary and limited, exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours and working-time rules for:
- drivers involved in the distribution of freight services within scope of the regulation
- drivers whose journeys are delayed or extended due to the partial closure of the Forth Road Bridge in Scotland
This is pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.
The temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules reflects the exceptional circumstances of the unexpected closure of the Forth Road Bridge. 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.