EU driving rules have changed

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules changed on 20 August 2020

The main changes include:

  • a requirement for drivers to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks

  • a ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in the drivers's vehicle

  • a new definition of ‘non-commercial carriage’

  • more flexibility on the scheduling of the rest periods for some drivers on international carriage of goods

  • 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


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