How to manage driving times in the road transport?

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The objective of the driving normatives and rest is to guarantee safety in the road transport, even though usually adapting those times to service needs can be a complex task, which is why fleet management systems such as GesInFlot, are the perfect allied.

What the norm about driving times, breaks and rests means?

National norm for road transport drivers regulates different aspects such as driving times, breaks and resting periods, and it’s collected in the CE Regulation 561/2006 and Royal Decree 1082/2014, that adapts the normative to national islands that because of their size render inapplicable the general norm, except for Mallorca.

Driving times in the road transport

Continuous driving: over a period of four hours and a half of driving, driver must take a break of at least 45 minutes, unless he takes a rest. This break can be replaced by another one of at least 15 minutes followed by a break of at least 30 minutes, during the driving period.

Daily driving: daily driving can reach up to 9 hours per day, until 10 hours, only twice a week. A working day has a maximum of 24 hours of alone driving and 30 hours of driving with a team and a copilot, after a daily or weekly rest, with the first activity different from rest.

Weekly driving: weekly driving has a maximum of 56 hours. In this case the normative claims that natural weeks to measure them, in which the weekly driving starts on Monday at 0:00 a.m. and it ends on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

Biweekly driving times: Driving in two consecutive weeks has a maximum of 90 hours.

Resting times and breaks in the road transport

Normal daily rest: It must be at least of 11 hours and during the current working day.

Split daily rest: It must be realized in two different periods of 3 and 9 hours, in this order compulsorily. It considers a normal daily rest.

Reduced daily rest: It includes a stop between 9 and 11 hours.

Drivers must not take more than three daily reduced resting periods between two weekly periods. In case of two drivers in the vehicle, in a 30 hours period, they must respect a daily rest of at least 9 hours.

Normal weekly break: It’s a 45 hours break, and it must be realized after a 6 working days at the most.

Reduced weekly break: Between 24 and 45 hours. They must made up for equal rests in order to reach 45 hours at once and before the end of the third week, together with a resting period of at least 9 hours.

We can never join 2 consecutive reduced weekly rests.

If you’re worried about the efficient management of the driving times of your drivers with the warranty to fulfill the normative in force, solution is GesInFlot, that enables the automation and tracking of all parameters, breaks and rests from your office, with the warranty to remain always updated regarding national and European normative changes.

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