Guidance: Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours and working time rules: delivery of LPG

Department For Transport

December 19
12:48 2019


In response to requests from industry, 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 and working-time rules, for the drivers of vehicles transporting liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) undertaking trunk deliveries in England and Wales, due to the shortage of LPG at strategically important refineries in England.

The temporary relaxation of the rules described above reflects the exceptional circumstances of the increased demand for LPG due to supply issues at two main refineries. The department wishes to emphasise that, as a general rule, we expect business to plan for and manage the risks of disruption to supply chains.

Published 9 February 2018
Last updated 19 December 2019 +show all updates
  1. Temporary relaxation for drivers undertaking trunk deliveries of LPG in England and Wales between 20 December 2019 and 6 January 2020.
  2. An extension to the temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers hours and working time rules for the delivery of LPG in England and Wales.
  3. First published.

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