Port of Calais industrial action: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of Drivers’ Hours rules

The Department for Transport has, pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006, agreed to a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules for drivers of goods and passenger vehicles, in response to the current industrial action at the Port of Calais and incidents at the Euro Tunnel terminal and Channel Tunnel, which has caused 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 temporary relaxation applies from 00:01 on Thursday 30th July 2015 and will run for a period of 30 days at the times when ‘Operation Stack’ is in place. Up to date information on the status of Operation Stack is available from Kent Police and Highways England.

Please see the link for details of the relaxation.  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/temporary-relaxation-of-the-eu-drivers-hours-rules-port-of-calais-industrial-action