When it comes to record-keeping, its important to understand what drivers and operators need to know when it comes to requirements for drivers’ hours.
Often, the question can come up of what drivers must record if they’ve not been using their vehicle for an extended period of time. This could be due to a holiday or where they have not driven an in-scope vehicle for a few months. If you are returning to the industry or have been working in another part of the industry/transport company and are now driving, you should be aware of the guidance issued on how drivers should record the hours they spend on work in September of 2022.
These changes mean that all drivers must keep a full set of records of their activities for the current day and the previous 28 days, these must cover driving, other work, periods of availability, breaks, rest, annual leave and sick leave.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is responsible for enforcement of both the EU drivers’ hours rules and the tachograph rules. Where a driver fails to record other work and duties or attempts to hide insufficient rest periods DVSA will take enforcement action.
Drivers must use a tachograph to record their activities on record sheets or their driver card, to manage this system easily, we are offering a promotion of the Fonix Telematics Tacho Download Device, which allows you to download tachograph data from all of your vehicles remotely, eliminating the need for physical downloads and saving you time, money and effort.
Speak to one of our team members today to optimise your fleet management and record-keeping systems.