CPC DIRECT BREAKING NEWS FOR DRIVERS AND OPERATORS

EU Drivers’ Hours Rules changes from
20 August 2020

A number of changesaffecting Drivers’ Hours Rules and tachographs have come into force throughRegulation (EU) 2020/0154. Here are some highlights.

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Drivers Hours Relaxed

In response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department for Transport has pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. It has also introduced a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of GB drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales.

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D4 Medicals Suspended

Normally an application to renew a lorry or bus licence at age 45 or over must include a medical examination report (D4) which is signed by a doctor. However, NHS doctors cannot carry out these examinations so lorry and bus drivers are currently unable to obtain D4 medical reports required to support their application.



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Permit Scheme News

This button will take you to the Gov.uk web site for the new permits scheme being introduced for London.

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