Are you exempt from Tachograph Regulations? If so, with some exceptions, you will need to record your hours in a RBD logbook. Each book lasts 15 weeks and is designed to meet Ministry standards.
Record keeping of the hours worked by a driver is another area where the domestic regulations are some what more lenient than their EU counterpart.
The record requirements of duty and driving time worked by drivers are hardly foolproof. Although drivers can elect to use a tachograph, if fitted to the vehicle, to record their hours of work, most goods vehicles drivers opt for the completion of a written record book whereas there is no requirement at all for passenger vehicle drivers to do likewise unless they drive both passenger and goods vehicles.
These books contain minimal information for control purposes. The weekly sheet has space to record the:
- driver's name
- period covered by the records (a week)
- vehicle registration number
- place where the vehicle is based
- time of going on and off duty each day
- time spent driving
- total time on duty
- certification that the employer has checked the record
The accuracy of the records relies on the diligence and truthfulness of the driver.
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