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Drivers' Working Hours

The driver's working hours are a set of regulations that define break periods and driving/travel time limits for vehicle drivers. The purpose of a driving time regulation law is to improve road safety and ensure good working conditions of drivers.

There may be not just a single regulation but many regulations that the driver has to abide by. For instance, one regulation may deal with working hours for all workers, and another regulation may deal with working hours for drivers of heavy vehicles only. Since drivers of heavy vehicles are also workers, both regulations apply to them.

We call a regulation that only affects drivers of heavy vehicles a driving time regulation because its primary goal is to limit the driving time of the driver.

We call a directive that affects all mobile workers working time directive because its primary goal is to limit the working time of workers.

If no driver object with a working hours preset is passed with the request, working hours will be unlimited.

Available presets

 

PresetDescription
EU_DRIVING_TIME_REGULATION_FOR_SINGLE_DAY
  • Based on Regulation (EC) 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • Break time: 45 minutes
  • Maximum driving time between breaks: 4.5 hours
  • Maximum driving time: 9 hours
  • Maximum travel time: 13 hours
EU_WORKING_TIME_DIRECTIVE_FOR_SINGLE_DAY
  • Based on Directive 2002/15/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council "on the organisation of the working time of persons performing mobile road transport activities".
  • Break time: 30 minutes
  • Maximum working time between breaks: 6 hours
  • Maximum travel time: 9.5 hours
EU_DRIVING_TIME_REGULATION_FOR_MULTIPLE_DAYS
  • Based on Regulation (EC) 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
  • Break time: 45 minutes
  • Maximum driving time between breaks: 4.5 hours
  • Daily rest time: 11 hours
  • Maximum driving time between daily rests: 9 hours
  • Maximum travel time between daily rests: 13 hours
US_HOURS_OF_SERVICE_REGULATIONS_FOR_SINGLE_DAY
  • Based on Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers as issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Break time: 30 minutes
  • Maximum driving time between breaks: 8 hours
  • Maximum driving time: 11 hours
  • Maximum travel time: 14 hours
US_HOURS_OF_SERVICE_REGULATIONS_FOR_MULTIPLE_DAYS
  • Based on Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers as issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Break time: 30 minutes
  • Maximum driving time between breaks: 8 hours
  • Daily rest time: 10 hours
  • Maximum driving time between daily rests: 11 hours
  • Maximum travel time between daily rests: 14 hours

 

Try it in the Drivers Working Hours code sample.