Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, John Bridge OBE
commented: ‘We have campaigned for some time for the implementation of
the Working Time Directive for the transport industry to be reviewed.
very strongly that this industry is being treated unfairly by the
non-inclusion of the opt-out in their Directive. The opt-out needs to
be included as part of their implementation to ensure that British
hauliers can compete effectively in this country and on the continent."
He continued: ‘It is absurd that the
transport industry should be subject to different rules – surely the
Directive should be reviewed at the sane time and in the same way for