The European Commission is working on a proposal for the revision of driving and rest time rules in occasional passenger transport that could result in more consecutive days of driving and postponement of rest, which will have a negative effect on drivers and road safety.
Europe faces a systematic shortage of HGV drivers – thanks to a sector defined by low pay and poor conditions. The only answer to the current crisis is moving the road transport sector to one where drivers are paid fairly and work under good conditions, protected by fair rules.
The UK government relaxation of driving time rules is a step in the wrong direction and will only make the driver shortage worse, threaten road safety and undermine working conditions in road haulage
ETF study “Driver Fatigue in European Road Transport” hits the mark in more ways than one and provides constructive insight and recommendations to improve drivers’ working conditions and eliminate driver fatigue.