Under the Regulations, “Working Time” for mobile workers must not exceed:
- An average 48 hour week (normally calculated over a 4 month reference period);
- 60 hours in any single week;
- 10 hours in any 24 hour period, if working at night
Working time includes activities such as driving, loading, unloading, cleaning and technical maintenance, assisting passenger boarding, disembarking the vehicle. The directive also entails break requirements (maximum 6 consecutive working hours without breaks) and extends rest time provisions of the EU drivers’ hours rules to crew members on in-scope vehicles.
Drivers subject to the EU drivers’ hours rules are required by law to record drivers’ activities (including the vehicle’s speed, distance and time) using an approved tachograph.