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Lithuania asks Brussels to intervene in driver rest time dispute

[ September 22, 2014   //   ]

Lithuania has asked the European Commission to intervene in French plans to prevent truck drivers from taking their rest time in vehicle cabs. It has called for the subject to be addressed in a working group, arguing that the planned legislation would break EU rules.France has adopted a law under which operators could be fined up to €30,000 if they allow drivers to take their weekly rest in cabs, but others, including the International Road Transport Union (IRU), say that it is anti-competitive as it would drive up costs for East European and other operators whose drives spend a long time away from base.