On the 7th July 2021, Transport Minister Baroness Vere announced through her twitter account that the UK will temporarily be extending drivers’ hours rules until Monday, 12th July 2021 to try a release stress on delivery companies in the face of the UK Driver shortage.
The RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett has come out strong against the action:
“We oppose wholesale extensions to drivers’ hours as we believe they can be counter-productive by making the job less attractive.”
“Loading more hours on to drivers that are already exhausted is not the answer – the problem needs more than just a sticking plaster.”
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