Published 4th June 2020
We have had a couple of emails and calls over the past couple of days regarding the above so we thought we would post this as a blog on our here for clarification. As is written below, the relaxation of EU drivers hours ceased with effect from 00:00 1st June 2020 and this was an email that was constructed and sent out as soon as we received the information from the GOV.UK webservice. Please ensure any of your drivers who took advantage of these rules, made print-outs for every day they did so; this is very, very important as we are already aware drivers having being stopped and asked for proof of their activities.
The post of Friday read as below:
WELCOME TO THE NEW TRANSOLVA LTD WEBSITE!
Over the past year or so things have been happening behind the scenes of Transolva Ltd.
We have just gained our ISO 9001:2015 certification which has involved a lot of hard work. This important development now means we will be able to increase further the services we can offer and we are hoping to be able to Audit soon for the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme.
In response to requests from Industry, the Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited urgent relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for the drivers of vehicles involved in the delivery of food, non-food (personal care and household paper and cleaning) and over the counter pharmaceuticals when undertaking the following journeys:
- Distribution centre to stores (or fulfilment centre)
- From manufacturer or supplier to distribution centre (including backhaul collections)
- From manufacturer or supplier to store (or fulfilment centre)
- Between distribution centres and transport hub trunking
- Transport hub deliveries to stores
The interests of our customers, our people and our communities are at the centre of everything we do, and this is particularly important during these extremely challenging times.
We are following the guidance issued by Public Health England, taking extra measures to ensure our staff are reducing risk to as low as possible. Our staff continue to operate, in the office or from home and are contactable through our office number or emails to help with any queries you may have.
Port of Calais industrial action: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of Drivers’ Hours rules. The Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules for drivers of goods.