Changes to Driver's Hours law!

Are you aware of changes made to Driver's hours last August? For what ever reason the publication of the update has been very poor and it only came to our attention very recently.

One section of the new legislation is the following: A driver shall record as other work any time spent as described in point (e) of Article 4 as well as any time spent driving a vehicle used for commercial operations that do not fall within the scope of this Regulation, and shall record any periods of availability, as defined in point (b) of Article 3 of Directive 2002/15/EC, in accordance with point (b)(iii) of Article 34(5) of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (*). This record shall be entered either manually on a record sheet or printout or by use of manual input facilities on recording equipment.
This means that whereas one of your drivers not driving a vehicle in scope of the Regulations can no longer record his work time in a diary, log book or time sheet he must use a record sheet i.e. an analogue tachograph chart, or printout i.e. a piece of printout roll or by use of manual input facilities on recording equipment, i.e. make a manual entry when next inserting his driver card into a tachograph.

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