What hours do lorry drivers work?

What hours do lorry drivers work?

How many hours can a HGV driver work in a week? The maximum number of hours a HGV driver can work in any given week is 56 hours. This is worked out by driving for nine hours on four days, and 10 hours for another two days.

What are the new driving hours for HGV?

Since the start of the pandemic, HGV driving regulations have been relaxed for 10 out of 18 months Under the government’s relaxation, drivers can drive for up to 11 hours a day, compared to the usual maximum of 10 hours, and a total of 99 hours per fortnight (previously 90) with rest periods also reduced.

How do truck drivers hours work?

Each duty period lasts 14 hours, which is known as the 14-hour rule. Drivers can drive for up to 11 hours during the duty period. However, after driving for eight hours, the driver must take a break of at least 30 minutes. Breaks of any kind count against the 14 hours duty period time.

How much does an HGV driver earn UK?

The starting salary for an HGV driver is between £19,000 and £24,000 and can climb to as high as £45,000. The average for HGV drivers tends to be between £30,000 and £40,000, depending on which company you work for and how far you drive.

Which are more important EU drivers hours of working time rules?

EU Driver’s Hours Rules As a rule, you can drive no more than for nine hours a day – however you can increase this to ten hours twice a week with a maximum of weekly driving limit 56 hours. The easiest way to not fall foul of this is five days of just nine hours each week. If only it was that simple!

Does PoA count as working time?

Periods of Availability (PoA) are paid time but do not count towards the 48 average working week or the 60 hour a week maximum.

How many hours can a lorry driver drive in a week?

Over the period of a week a lorry driver can drive for a maximum total of 56 hours, for instance 9 hours on four days and 10 hours on two days.

Are there any changes to drivers hours in the UK?

There are temporary relaxations to drivers’ hours rules because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This page will be updated if anything changes. EU drivers’ hours and tachograph rules still apply to journeys between the EU and UK, or wholly within the EU or UK.

When was the relaxation of drivers hours in the UK?

Updated with links to the manuals for rules on drivers’ hours and tachograph for goods and passenger carrying vehicles in Great Britain and Europe. Published ‘Temporary relaxation of the EU drivers’ hours rules: closure of Forth Road Bridge, 18 to 20 February 2016′.

What are the driving hours for a HGV?

The rules cover driving hours, breaks and rest periods and we’ve outlined what you need to know, below. Find out more about our HGV and Truck Breakdown cover options. Drivers must not exceed 4.5 hours of driving without taking a 45-minute break and a standard day of driving for a HGV driver is considered to be 9 hours long.