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Working Time Directive – 6 hour rule

Working Time Directive – 6 hour rule
Sammy Johnson

Working Time Directive – 6 hour rule

One of our core values is compliance and we work hard to ensure that we work compliantly at all times. Below we have put together some easy to follow guidelines to ensure our drivers are up-to-date with their compliance knowledge.

This weeks compliance is: WTD 6 hour rule.

Drivers may not work (driving and other work) for more than 6 hours at once without taking a break:

  1. You must take a break of at least 15 minutes either within the first 6 hours of work or upon reaching 6 hours of working time in total.
  2. If you are going to work longer than 6 hours you must take at least another 15 minutes (30 minutes in total) before your total working time exceeds 9 hours and before you complete your shift.
  3. If you are going to work more than 9 hours then you must take at least another 15 minutes (45 minutes in total) before your total working time goes over 9 hours or before you complete your shift.
  4. Never work more than 6 hours at once without taking a break.

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