EU Drivers’ Hours regulations change

There has been a number of updates to the EU Drivers’ Hours regulations that come in to force today, 20th of August 2020.

These include:

  • A requirement for drivers working on assignments abroad to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks
  • A ban on drivers taking their regular weekly rest periods in their vehicle (this is already illegal in the UK)
  • A new definition of ‘non-commercial carriage’ has been added to the regulations
  • A provision for increased flexibility in relation to the scheduling of the rest periods for some drivers who are involved in the international carriage of goods
  • A new provisions relating to rests and breaks for drivers when their journeys involve transport by ferry or by rail
  • An addition requirement to keep a full record of all other work undertaken which is out of scope of the EU Driver’s Hours regulations

More information on these important changes can be found on the Road Haulage Association website here.

If you feel you or your drivers need a bit of a refresher on Drivers’ Hours, we have a Driver CPC module that will give you all the info you need. You can even do the training online – for more details click here.