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    Posted: 23 Jun 2011 at 10:30
Hi,
 
my question is I have a class 2 license and was thinking of changing careers but have not but want to do some part time driving on alternative weekends as I have my children every other weekend I would like to know how many hours I can drive/work? my current job does involve some driving but not hgv
 
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Hi there.
Would the driving at weekends be in a vehicle with a Tachograph fitted or a vehicle under 3.5t?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RB2011 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2011 at 16:00
it would be a tacho be it the old style or digital. just trying to get some extra cash - exspensive divorce
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mikey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jun 2011 at 16:27
Hi there.
Here are the basics.
 
Driving Time:
You are allowed to drive for 9 hours per day, this can be increased twice in a week to 10 hours.
You must have a break of 45 minutes within 4.5 hours driving, the breaks can be of 15 minutes, then a 30 minute, or a full 45 minutes.
 
Daily Rest:
You must show 11 hours rest within a 24 hour period (06.00am to 06.00am the following day).
This can be reduced to 9 hours no more than 3 times in a week.
 
Working Time Directive:
If you have not had a driving break, due to say local deliveries, You must show on your tachograph a rest period within 6 hours of start of duty, this break can be of 15 minutes, then you need to show a further break of 15 minutes within 3 hours following that = 30 minutes and a further 15 minutes after 9 hours = 45 minutes.
 
Be aware of your weekly rest requirements and show sufficient rest before driving.
 
I hope this helps.
 
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Not to forget the max weekly & fortnightly driving hours ie. 56 hours in 1 week max but 90 over 2 weeks, therefore if you drove 40 hours in week 1 your max for week 2 would be 50 but your max for week 3 would depend on how many you actually drove in week 2, so eg week 2 driving was only 31 hrs then week 3 max would be 56 cos you cant do more than 56 in one week, i know it sounds complicated but its not too bad, tho in your situation only driving a tacho regulated vehicle every other weekend all you need to stick to is the daily limits and you could do 2 x 10 driving over the 1 weekend, as to you driving a non tacho vehicle in your normal work it would not effect the hours driven at the weekend, the only thing is the damm stupid WTD so you would also have to keep a record of the hours worked at your full time job and add them to your weekend working time, you are also supposed to inform your employer about any other work you do. yeah like hahaha if that is about to happen good luck to you. 
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