Month: July 2015

Information from the Department for Transport Port of Calais industrial action: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hour’s rules

Operation-Stack4In reaction to the current industrial action at the Port of Calais and incidents at the Euro Tunnel terminal and Channel Tunnel, there has been major disruption to cross-Channel commercial vehicle traffic through the Tunnel and to some ferry routes to and from Kent. This has resulted in Operation Stack being invoked on the M20.

The Department for Transport has agreed to a temporary and limited, exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules for the drivers involved in the transport of goods and passengers in Europe whose journeys are affected by this disruption and for drivers of commercial vehicles operated by local operators based in Kent.

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