The Traffic Commissioners Annual Report 2019/2020

This annual report tackles issues and provides information on major aspects of hte Traffic Commissioners’ judicial, regulatory & administrative roles.

This year’s report obviously centres around Covid-19, Brexit and our departure from the EU including what this will mean for the Industry.

The report can be read in full here.

End to Maintenance Schedule Relaxations

The office of the Traffic Commissioners have announced an end to the current maintenance inspection relaxations, which will take effect as of 1st September 2020. The full details can be found here.

The update also includes the following issues:

  • An extension of temporary local bus services processes until 4th January 2021
  • An increase in the notice period for service variations for Local Authorities from 24 hours to 72 hours in England & Scotland
  • Amending a registered local bus service to become a school or work bus service
  • The use of additional vehicles on services

Government imposes a Relaxation of the Driver’s Hours Regulations

In the wake of the Covid-19 virus, the Department for Transport has allowed a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, as outlined in Article 14(2) of regulation (EC) No 561/2006.

Namely, drivers of vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food (personal care & household paper & cleaning) and over the counter pharmaceuticals will be effected.

For full details, please follow this link.