‘Put up or shut up’

Operators are in danger of letting the chance to make changes to EU drivers’ hours slip through their fingers, by failing to respond to a Europe-wide consultation, warns the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT).

A consultation on future drivers’ hours legislation has been widely circulated to operators via the CPT, but it says “the response to date has been very slow.”

Says the CPT: “The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is involved in a consultation on the current EU drivers’ hours rules; basically what works and what doesn’t.

“We know that there are certain areas that both operators and drivers are concerned about and would welcome change.

“Now is your chance to have that say.”

The survey is a short online form and is aimed at both drivers and operators.

Adds the CPT: “The hope is it will help steer any future changes to drivers’ hours and could be advantageous.

“But without any meaningful comment, there’s unlikely to be any significant change, so it’s put up or shut up.”

Survey at http://trt.it/iru