What are the tacho rules?
General working and rest time rules The maximum working time in a week is 60 hours, and the average maximum working time over a period of 16 weeks cannot exceed 48 hours. All breaks must take place after at least 6 hours with the following times: 30 minutes after 6 hours. 45 minutes after 9 hours.
How long can you drive on Tacho?
1) Tachograph Rules – Maximum Driving Hours The daily maximum driving hours is set to 9 hours but this can be exceeded to 10 hours twice each week. The weekly maximum driving hours can total no more than 56 hours, and the maximum two-weekly driving limit is 90 hours over any 2 week period.
Do you have to do manual entry on a digital tachograph?
The tachograph, although digital, will not do without manual entries. There are many situations that require manual data input.
Can you leave your tacho card in overnight?
Yes, you can leave your driver card in all week (company operational procedures permitting) if you want, remembering to change the mode to ‘rest’ and select end location before you go home and ‘other work’ and select start location when you arrive.
Can a driver work 7 days in a row?
A driver must take a minimum daily rest period of 11 continuous hours within each 24 hour period. This is called a regular daily rest period, however the daily rest period can be reduced to just 9 hours on three occasions between weekly rest periods.
Who is exempt from using tachograph?
The main types of exempt vehicle are: vehicles that cannot go faster than 40 kilometres per hour, including vehicles that are restricted by a set speed limiter. emergency aid vehicles – vehicles used in the non-commercial transport of humanitarian aid for use in emergencies or rescue operations.
Is overspeed an infringement?
It is therefore not possible for an overspeed event to be a legal infringement. You may be unlucky enough to have a boss who is an idiot. Your boss can make it a company policy infringement to record a number of overspeed events. If a truck exceeds 90 kmh for more than one minute an overspeed event will be recorded.
Can a HGV driver work 2 Saturdays in a row?
The Fortnightly Drive Rule You can drive no more than 90 hours within 2 consecutive weeks. This is any 2 weeks together, and the rolling total must not exceed 90 hours.
Can a driver have 2 reduced weekly rests in a row?
It is proposed that over a four-week period, a driver can take up to two reduced weekly rests in a row. Compensation for the reduced rests must then be added to the next regular weekly rest.
How many 15 hour shifts can a HGV driver do?
How many 15 hour working days can an HGV driver do? The rest rules state that a driver can only have a minimum of 9 hours rest in a 24-hour period 3 times in a week. This means that an HGV drivers working day can only be 15 hours at most three times between weekly rest periods.
Do I need a tacho for personal use?
Driving a horsebox for personal use does not require a tachograph, either. As soon as there is a commercial (ie profit-making) element to the work you are doing in a vehicle weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, though, you must comply with the rules on tachographs.