EEC regs definition confirmed
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■ I INTERNATIONAL joury is not necessarily one in Inch either the vehicle or the iver is bound for another luntry — but an internatio11 journey may also be one in e UK where only the load is )und for export.
Department of Transport lokesmen confirmed this eek that the definition may :tend to the load after a court ;se in which the judge upqc1 the definition.
Judge Harry Bennett ieaking at York Crown Court Lid that if a load is destined r the EEC and neither the ahicle nor the driver are to xompany the load then the )urney should be made under EC drivers' hours and disince regulations.
And the regulations may Iso apply if only part of a load ; bound for export and could ffect the future of groupage 7ork for hauliers.
As a result of the judgement he definition of an internatio al journey now stands as Ine that begins or ends in an ther country; one in which mly the load and not the rehicle or driver leaves the ;ountry — and may include ;ases where only part of a load s foreign bound.
When a vehicle or driver is eaving the country the in .ernational journey includes ,hat portion and time spent in 3ritain before leaving and Ater re-entering the country.