New guidance on drivers’ hours and tachographs

Posted by fionastewart on 14th Mar 2016

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has updated the published guidance on drivers’ hours and tachographs. The guidance is for drivers and road transport operators of goods vehicles and passenger-carrying vehicles in Great Britain and Europe, whether used privately or commercially. If you drive a goods vehicle or a passenger-carrying vehicle you must follow the rules on how many hours you can drive and the breaks that you need to take. The new guides explain the rules for drivers’ hours and the keeping of records, and update previous guidance from 2011 The guidance reflects the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s current enforcement policy in the UK. It doesn’t reflect interpretation of the law in other countries. For help in managing drivers' hours and tachograph data see Smartanalysis. Read the following guides for more information: