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. Introduction Prior to its introduction on 4 April 2005, the Working Time Directive (WTD) for the road transport sector has been hotly debated since its initial proposal in 1997 in Brussels and Westminster. It was expected to be one of the most expensive legislation ever for truck operators and their drivers, and considered to be probably one of the heaviest. Don`t be complaced about what was in effect in April 2005, if your company operates “In Scope” vehicles (vehicles subject to EU driving hours and tachographs), the Working Time Directive on the roads applies to YOU and there is NO OPT OUT. The impact of WTD on road transport is expected to be considerable and severe, and whether you are an “In Scope” vehicle operator in the manufacturing industry (or others), your company will feel the effects in the same way as operators in the general transport sector. 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. Your work agreement must respect the rules set by the working time provisions. Those who are not legally valid – other than that, workers may choose not to regulate working time, with the exception of annual leave.
As has already been said, there are specific rules on road traffic. HGV and PCV drivers must follow the rules of working time and working time (which govern the amount of time drivers can spend behind the wheel). It can be either a collective agreement or a collective agreement. A collective agreement between the employer and an independent union is a collective agreement. An agreement is reached between the employer and the competent mobile workers of their representatives.