EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules will change on 20 August 2020

A number of changes affecting Drivers’ Hours Rules and tachographs have come into force through Regulation (EU) 2020/0154. Here are some of the new rules.

The new rules will include:

  • a requirement for drivers’ to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks
  • a ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in the driver’s vehicle
  • a new definition of ‘non-commercial carriage’
  • more flexibility on the scheduling of the rest periods for some drivers on international carriage of goods
  • new provisions for rests and breaks for drivers when journeys involve transport by ferry or by rail
  • a new requirement to keep a full record of all other work.

Operators and drivers should review the changes to the EU driving rules and prepare to follow them.

Notice from www.gov.uk

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