Transport and The Working Time Directive

January 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p5
Trade Publication
The European Union has decided that under the application of the Working Time Directive to the transport sector, night vehicle operations can work on a ten-hour shift in preference to the eight-hour limit. The Freight Transport Association which campaigned at both Westminster and Brussels has removed the prospect of British transport being required to carry out a major reorganization of distribution systems, depot locations, manpower and additional transport journeys. In addition to ten-hour night shift, the European Union also defined 'night-time' as a period of at least four hours between midnight and seven o'clock in the morning.


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