Employers are responsible for complying with these rules.

Your employer is responsible for organising your working hours so as to ensure compliance with the working hours rules. You and your employer must agree on how to best report your working hours.

Tachograph records

If you drive a car with a digital tachograph, you must register your working hours by operating the mode switch on the tachograph and register other work in the tachograph and driver card. The obligation to register other work also applies to the use of analogue tachographs.

Overtime must also be recorded

If you work overtime, this must also be recorded so that you can receive the overtime rate you are entitled to and the authorities can check that the rules have been complied with. Your employer is responsible for this. Another way of reporting your working hours to your employer is to use a time sheet.

Choose the solution that results in the longest break

The regulations state that, where there are conflicting requirements, the rules that afford you the best protection take precedence over the rules that afford you poorer protection. That means that you must choose the solution that results in the longest break or rest period.

More flexible with collective agreement

The working hours rules become more flexible in transport enterprises that are bound by a collective agreement. Among other things, such an agreement allows for the calculation of average daily and weekly working hours. This means that employees can work more for a period and then work less later.

Your weekly driving time is thus dependent on whether your employer is entitled to calculate average working hours. Transport enterprises that are bound by collective agreements are more free to calculate average working hours for their employees. The maximum limit for weekly working hours is 60 hours, but average weekly working hours must not exceed 48 hours over a period of time.