The Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No. 639 - "the Regulations"), came into force on 4 April 2005. The Regulations implement European Directive 2002/15/EC and apply to "mobile workers" (basically drivers, crew and other travelling staff) who operate on vehicles which are subject to Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 ("the European drivers' hours rules") or, in some cases, the AETR. Mobile workers are required to comply with the Regulations as well as the existing European drivers' hours’ rules. There is no opt-out from the Regulations.
A mobile worker would qualify for exemption if: They work 10 days or less within scope of the EU drivers’ Hours rules in a reference period that is shorter than 26 weeks).
Below is a brief summary of products available and their specific Working Time Directive applications:
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