Mixed Driving Hours

I’d be more concerned about the Road Transport Directive implications. I think (and I’m going from memory – I’ve not even thought about the RTD since I decided it didn’t apply to me) that your drivers would come under RTD regulations even when they were on their ‘non tacho’ week. So they’re only allowed to work an average 48 hour week and only allowed to work a maximum of 60 hours in any week. Unlike the WTD your drivers can’t opt out of the RTD.

This would mean that you’d have to keep an accurate record of all their working hours, breaks and POAs even for the ‘non tacho’ week. Since VOSA can demand access to the records to monitor your RTD compliance then you’d have to make sure that those records also show that you stay absolutely within the UK Domestic Rules while your drivers are driving small vans – 10 hours driving & 11 hours daily duty limit etc.

Posted under Drivers' Hours

Posted by Alec at 11:33 am, October 12, 2006

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