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If you only occasionally drive vehicles subject to EU driving time regulations, you can benefit from the exemption from the 2005 regulations for casual workers for mobile phones. Employers can apply a continuous reference period of 17 weeks (similar to that used in existing working time provisions) provided they inform the workers concerned. No “relevant agreement” is required. For the purposes of the settlement, a one-week period is between 00:00 on Monday and 24:00 the following Monday. Consider this. At the time of its introduction, the Ministry of Transport (DfT) had estimated that an additional 12,600 vehicles could be needed, with a compliance cost to the road transport industry of more than 1 billion per year. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) then conducted a survey, suggesting that an average 48-hour week – without the use of availability time (AAP) – could lead to a 10% reduction in productivity, which could result in a demand for 12,900 additional drivers of regulated vehicles – about 5% of the UK`s driving staff at the time. Moreover, given the shortage of domestic drivers at the time, the problem would have been exacerbated by the high demand for existing drivers, which could lead to better wages and conditions for drivers to be kept away from their employers at the time. The rules apply to drivers and other “mobile workers” involved in operations under the EU Working Time Code (EC561/2006). Typically, the driver and crew are struck in a vehicle with a tachograph, such as a partner.

Driver B, ladder and carrier. Agency drivers and people who work through an employment company are also covered by these regulations. Working time arrangements mean that truck and PCV drivers cannot do so: in some cases, different rules may apply to mobile workers. The time provisions. B work apply only to a certain extent to those in certain sectors, for example road transport – there are specific rules on roads that have additional restrictions on what can be changed by agreement. Employers need an employment agreement that sets the agreement between the employer and the workers on working hours, such as night and rest periods. It helps to structure the agreement between the employer and the employee.