TITLE

Drivers Operate Outside Working Time Directive

PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
11646634

 

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