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Driver Hire helps with gritting effort

Driver Hire is helping keep the UK’s roads open during the worst winter weather the country has endured for two decades. Driver Hire supplies drivers for all kinds of vehicles, and that includes gritting lorries.

“Gritter drivers are subject to the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations and EU Drivers’ Hours, unless they are lifted under emergency provisions, which they were briefly this week,” says Driver Hire’s Chief Executive, Chris Chidley. “This means the number of hours they can work in any one week is restricted. The exceptional conditions much of the country has experienced over the past week have pushed gritting teams to the limit. We have qualified drivers standing by ready to step in, so local authority and national agency gritting teams can take a well earned break, without any disruption to the gritting effort.”

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