- What is the maximum hours you can work in one week?
- What is the maximum number of hours that can be worked in a week?
- How many times can you reduce your daily rest?
- What is the minimum weekly rest period?
- Can you drive 11 hours in a day?
- Do you get a 15 minute break for working 4 hours?
- What is the 6 hour rule?
- How many hours weekly rest must be taken?
- What is the minimum reduced daily rest period and how often can it be taken?
- How many driving shifts can you legally complete before your weekly rest must be taken?
- Can my employer force me to reduce my daily rest?
- Can a truck driver work 7 days a week?

## What is the maximum hours you can work in one week?

Your employer can’t make you work more than 48 hours a week on average.

It doesn’t matter what your contract says or if you don’t have a written contract.

If you want to work more than 48 hours a week, you can sign an agreement to opt out of the maximum weekly working time limit..

## What is the maximum number of hours that can be worked in a week?

48 hoursYou can’t work more than 48 hours a week on average – normally averaged over 17 weeks. This law is sometimes called the ‘working time directive’ or ‘working time regulations’. You can choose to work more by opting out of the 48-hour week. If you’re under 18, you can’t work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

## How many times can you reduce your daily rest?

A HGV driver can reduce their daily rest period to a minimum of 9 hours uninterrupted, however they can only do this no more than three times a week. This is called a reduced daily rest period. Any rest period over 9 hours but under 11 hours will be classed as a reduced daily rest period.

## What is the minimum weekly rest period?

Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hour rest to make a total of 12 hours daily rest. Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours.

## Can you drive 11 hours in a day?

All jokes aside, federal law is specific about your driving time requirements. Here they are in a nutshell: 11 hours in one day – You can’t drive for more than 11 hours in one 14-hour period. After that, you have to stop and rest for at least 10 consecutive hours.

## Do you get a 15 minute break for working 4 hours?

15 minute break for 4-6 consecutive hours or a 30 minute break for more than 6 consecutive hours. If an employee works 8 or more consecutive hours, the employer must provide a 30-minute break and an additional 15 minute break for every additional 4 consecutive hours worked.

## What is the 6 hour rule?

What is the 6 hour rule? In short the 6 hour rule is: A driver may not WORK (That means both driving & other work) for more than 6 hours at once without taking a break. Before working beyond the 6 hours you must have taken a break of at least 15 minutes.

## How many hours weekly rest must be taken?

24 hoursIn any two fixed weeks, a driver must take at least two full rests (of at least 45 hours each) or one regular 45-hour rest and one reduced weekly rest (of at least 24 hours).

## What is the minimum reduced daily rest period and how often can it be taken?

The main points of EU rules on breaks and rest are that you must take: at least 11 hours rest every day – you can reduce this to 9 hours rest 3 times between any 2 weekly rest periods. an unbroken rest period of 45 hours every week – you can reduce this to 24 hours every other week.

## How many driving shifts can you legally complete before your weekly rest must be taken?

During your duty you may take a long period of break, (at least 3 hours) which may be counted towards your daily rest for that day. If you do this, you must still take the minimum of 9 hours within the 24 hour period. The standard weekly rest requirement is 45 hours after no more than 6 consecutive duties.

## Can my employer force me to reduce my daily rest?

Re: Can you be forced to reduce rest….. tachograph wrote: You can’t be forced to reduce your daily rest, but lets face it these days most people who have a regular job want to hold onto it. This is the attitude that helped to remove the word ‘Great’ from in front of Britain.

## Can a truck driver work 7 days a week?

Drivers may work no more than 60 hours on-duty over seven consecutive days or 70 hours over eight days. … Drivers may be on duty for up to 14 hours following 10 hours off duty, but they are limited to 11 hours of driving time. Drivers must take a mandatory 30-minute break by their eighth hour of coming on duty.