Survey Results Working Time Directive

June 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jun2002, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p10
Trade Publication
This article reports on the results of the survey conducted by the Pall-Ex company on how the working time directive of Great Britain, which restricts workers in the transport and logistics sectors to 48 hours a week, is going to change the industry more significantly than any other piece of legislation. When asked of the possible benefits arising from the new directive for businesses specifically, 100 percent of respondents said they could see no benefit at all. Highlighted in the survey were the need to inform customers of the impact of the legislation on their distribution operations and the potential for shortage of quality haulage services, the significant impact on haulage rates, the fact that the current driver shortage needs a strategy to address this ongoing problem made worse by the directive, and the modification of the overnight operations using current hub and spoke systems to guarantee next day service across the whole of Great Britain.


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