EU drivers hours and tachograph rules will change

“The Department for Transport has announced that EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules will change on 20 August.

The new rules will include:

  • More flexibility on the scheduling of the rest periods for some drivers on international carriage of goods
  • A requirement for drivers’ to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks
  • A ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in the driver’s vehicle
  • 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
  • A new definition of ‘non-commercial carriage”
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