REST PERIODS IN SPAIN: RULE CHANGE

According to transport news website trans.info, a ban on weekly rest periods being spent in the cab came into force on 21st February. The fine for people found to be spending their 45-hour weekly rest in the vehicle is a huge 2000 euros – one of the highest fines in Europe for this offence. Drivers […]

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Weekly rests in cabs – update

As a follow on to our September story about increased powers for the DVSA (Driver Vehicles Standards Agency), in particular in relation to drivers taking a weekly rest in a properly designed sleeper cab, the RHA have joined the debate. They have had clarification that the DVSA will take no action against a driver using […]

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New on the spot fines for hours infringements

Soon to be introduced into UK legislation is a move by DVSA to provide their examiners with the power to issue on the spot fines to drivers for hours infringements committed over the last 28 days, both in the UK and in Europe. At £300 per offence, they can issue up to 5 fines at a time.

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NEW REGS FOR VANS AND REST PERIODS

The EC (sorry, just when you thought it wouldn’t continue to bug you!) has announced proposals to amend both the Drivers Hours Rules and also impose restrictive legislation on small vans.

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