Category Archives: Tachographs and Driver’s Hours

EU members states in disarray over weekly rest

The EU advocate general has recently published an opinion on whether or not a regular weekly rest can be taken in a vehicle.  The case involves interpretation of EU Regulation 561/2006.  A recent study indicated that of 24 member states,.
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Changes to the tachograph rules

Changes to the tachograph and drivers’ hours rules will come into effect next year and will affect the construction and farming sectors.  The EU has published a new regulation, part of which will come into force on 2 March 15.
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EU ruling on tachograph fines

The European Court has given a preliminary ruling on the legality of tachograph fines and offences. The case involved a driver who had failed to enter his odometer reading at the end of his working day. Mr Urban is a Hungarian.
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Stuck in traffic – no joke

Although the government have made limited provisions for the relaxation of drivers' hours rules, if stuck in traffic during this severe weather it is worth remembering the Article 12 provisions that allow deviation from the drivers' hours rules The provisions state.
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Being green – but still need a tachograph

In a recent case looking at the exception from the requirement to comply with the EU drivers’ hours rules and use a tachograph, the European Court has given a preliminary ruling that it is not willing to extend the exemption. It.
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