The Department for Transport (Dft), as well as the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have introduced a limited, temporary relaxation of the drivers’ hours regulations for drivers’ carrying Food & Essentials goods during the period of 10th December 2020 to 30th December 2020.

We at TMC Assist caution all operators to read the details in full for this exemption before claiming it for your drivers; and also stress that this exemption is only to a limited, subset of drivers within a short period. It is not universal; nor does it exempt these drivers from any other legal requirement/undertakings put upon them by the regulations (DDR’s, Daily Rests, Vehicle Load, etc).

The full details for this exemption can be read here; again we ask that you read the provisions in full before claiming them.

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