Operators of volumetric concrete mixers could “fall into a dangerous trap” if they are not complying with new licensing and testing rules came into force in September 2018.
A revision of the rules regarding vehicle testing exemption’s means that approximately 29,500 HGVs will come under the scope of the goods vehicle testing regime and must be tested by DVSA staff at an ATF. This means certain categories of vehicles will fall under O-licence rules and must also comply with drivers’ hours rules.
The phased implementation of the new rules began in May and ends on 20 May 2019. From 1 September 2018, volumetric concrete mixer operators will require O-licences and volumetric drivers will have to work to EU drivers’ hours and Working Time Directive rules.
Coming under testing and the O-licence regime, there are further implications. Consider everything around drivers’ hours and all the other compliance requirements.
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