Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules

In response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have announced a temporary relaxation of the EU and GB drivers’ hours rules for drivers carrying goods by road.

The standard drivers’ hours rules remain important safety-related rules, so these temporary relaxations should only be used where absolutely necessary.

Operators should, wherever possible, attempt to recruit additional drivers from other sectors who are out of work or facing being furloughed to help support the transport of vital goods such as medicines, health, fuel and food.

Read the full temporary guidance here.