Drivers Operate Outside Working Time Directive

June 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p8
Trade Publication
The scope of the challenge facing own-account and road hauliers from the future introduction of the working time directive in Great Britain, which has been highlighted by joint research undertaken by the Isotrak and the Institute of Logistics and Transport, is reported in this article. The study revealed that up to 43 percent of truck drivers work longer than 48 hours in an average week and 65 percent of drivers are working shifts greater than ten hours long. The working time directive, which limits workers to an average 48-hour working week, was implemented in 1998. The survey was conducted using data collected from Isotrak customers across multiple sites and involved 2,900 drivers over a 17-week period. The data was supplemented with qualitative information gained through site interviews.


Related Articles

  • NO EXCUSE FOR BREAKING WTD.  // Commercial Motor;2/9/2006, Vol. 203 Issue 5164, p3 

    Comments on the implementation of the Working Time Directive in Great Britain. Adjustments of firms before the introduction of the directive; Refusal of a driver to comply with the 52-week reference period of his driver due to his belief that it is illegal; Result of surveys conducted by...

  • Extra WTD costs: Use the fuel duty rebate. Brown, Andrew // Motor Transport;5/5/2005, p10 

    Focuses on the problems facing motor vehicle operators in compliance with Working Time Directive (WTD) in Great Britain. Effect of the legislation on truck operators across the country; Need to implement the WTD in all European countries; Way to gain exemption from the WTD rules.

  • LETTERS. Hoather, Tracy; Budge, John // Motor Transport;5/5/2005, p18 

    Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues of the "Motor Transport" periodical. Protests against the Working Time Directive in Great Britain; Difficulties encountered by hauliers in tackling motor vehicle industry's issue onto the political agenda.

  • Drivers want greater clarity over WTD.  // Motor Transport;11/11/2004, p1 

    Reports on the demand of drivers for guidance about the Working Time Directive in Great Britain in 2004.

  • Driver talk points to delay for WTD. Semple, Jack // Motor Transport;11/11/2004, p6 

    Focuses on a rumour among drivers about the delay of the introduction of the Working Time Directive by the British government beyond March 2005. Source of the rumour; Views of a driver for Roadways on the impact of the directive; Earnings of drivers for working long hours.

  • WTD 'crippling' MPs told.  // Commercial Motor;2/12/2004, Vol. 199 Issue 5066, p7 

    Reports on a meeting between transport operators and legislators in London, England to discuss the negative impact of the Working Time Directive on the road transport industry in February 2004. Highlights of the meeting; Remarks from operator Geoff Martin on the issue; Significance of the...

  • Is off-road exempt?  // Commercial Motor;11/4/2010, Vol. 213 Issue 5406, p24 

    The article provides an answer to a question of whether the drivers will be exempt from the European Union (EU) drivers' hours rules when the operator has work in a dock area.

  • WTD drives up agency costs. Semple, Jack // Motor Transport;7/24/2003, p9 

    Reports on the impact of the costs imposed by the Working Time Directive Horizontal Amending Directive on driver agencies in Great Britain. Percentage added by Rapier Employment to its charge rates for drivers; Amount added by the regulations to the annual age bill of Rapier Employment; Reason...

  • Time out. Cunnane, Patric // Commercial Motor;8/19/2004, Vol. 200 Issue 5093, p34 

    Provides information on the Working Time Regulation in Great Britain. Provision of the regulation; Remarks from Ruth Pott, head of employment at the Road Haulage Association, on the regulation; Employees who are entitled to paid holidays.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics