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MEP Hella Ranner is making a brave stab at bringing some sense to the welter of penalties that HGV drivers face across Europe. She says that fines for the same offence range between 300 euro and 4000 euro depending on where the driver is unlucky enough to be caught.
An interesting new case has looked at a case of a driver who appealed against the decision of Magistrates to convict him after he had failed to take the required daily rest period as a result of moving to another suitable stopping place when he felt his unit and trailer were unsafe.