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Drivers’ hours rules temporarily relaxed for livestock feed deliveries

The government has temporarily relaxed usual drivers’ hour’s rules for hauliers delivering livestock feed, due to wintery weather.

The relaxation will apply only to deliveries of raw materials to feed mills and prepared feed to livestock farms across the UK and will run until 11.59pm on 30 March.

The daily nine-hour driving limit has been replaced by a 10-hour limit and daily rest requirements have been reduced from 11 to nine hours.

The weekly rest requirement has also been postponed by up to 24 hours, but drivers will have to rest for a minimum of 24 hours beginning no later than the 11th day since their last rest period.

Vosa will continue to enforce the 45-minute rest requirement after 4½ hours of driving.

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