The scenario is relevant to both the road haulage and PCV industry, as the same principles apply when planning the routes and work associated with collection and carriage of cargo or passengers. The question that was received is provided below.
Since the introduction of the compulsory use of tachographs in the United Kingdom on 1 January 1982 (adoption of EC Regulation 1463/70) there has long been confusion, dispute and errors in the use, misunderstanding and, in some cases, blatant deliberate
In the realm of Legislation, as it applies to Commercial Vehicle Drivers, this can be a two-edged sword as the Internet remains an open but frequently, inaccurate source. Here are just a few examples of what we mean: Example 1
These differed from the Fixed Penalty tickets that the Police had been issuing since the early 1980’s in four key areas. 1. Commercial Vehicle Offences came into the equation in relation to Drivers’ Hours' breaches, primarily under EEC 3821/85 and
It is of concern how many operators, unknowingly, fall short of the expectations of the Courts and Traffic Commissioners alike in undertaking their obligations to operate in accordance with the EC Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph Regulations and the Road Transport
Background to the changes Council Regulation (EEC) 3821/85 controls the technical standards and rules of use of both analogue and digital tachographs. It aims to help enforce driving time, rest and break regulations of drivers to prevent fatigue and therefore
Under Article 3(g) the relevant regulation states it “shall not apply to carriage by road by vehicles undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, and new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.”