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Drivers’ hours rules

Three sets of rules
There are three main sets of drivers’ hours rules that are likely to affect employees who drive for a living. These are the European Union (EU) rules; the AETR rules and the domestic GB drivers’ rules.
  1. EU drivers’ rules. The EU drivers’ hours rules set limits for daily, weekly and fortnightly driving. The rules also specify minimum breaks for drivers during the working day, and daily and weekly rest periods.
  2. AETR rules on drivers’ hours. The European Agreement concerning the work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport (AETR) regulates the working and res...