Can HGV drivers work 15 hours?

Can HGV drivers work 15 hours?

The laws around how many hours someone can operate a heavy goods vehicle in a 24-hour period is very clear. An HGV driver must rest for a minimum of nine hours within a 24-hour period up to three times a week, which allows them to work three 15-hour days in the same week.

How many hours do truck drivers work a day?

Under the current hours-of-service regulations, a trucker can be on the road for: No more than 11 hours of daily driving with a 14-hour work day cap. No more than a minimum average of 70 hours a work week. If the weekly limit is reached, they can continue after 34 hours of consecutive rest.

How long should you drive in a day?

As a general rule, it’s safe to drive for no longer than eight hours a day, taking breaks of at least 15 minutes every two hours. This means you can safely drive for around 500 miles, not taking into account external factors such as slowing for tolls, traffic, travelling with children, and tiredness.

Are 15-hour shifts legal UK?

Overview. You 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’. If you’re under 18, you can’t work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

What do you mean by drive time for work?

Drive time for work refers to the time spent traveling during working hours for work purposes. It’s not the time spent going to and from work. That’s commuting and employers don’t have to pay for that.

How long does it take to drive one way to work?

Many people where I live drive over an hour one-way to work. That’s about the distance to the nearest decent-paying employer. An hour or maybe a little more. I’d say a normal amount of driving would take 40 minutes here. A half hour, anything more, move, find public transportation, car pool, or a new job.

Do you have to pay employees for drive time?

One of the top 10 wage and hour mistakes employers make is related to travel time. Some employers factor drive time out of overtime calculations. Others don’t pay employees for drive time at all. Neither is the correct and legal practice. Employees who travel from job site to job site during a normal day’s work need to be paid for that time.

How many hours a year do you commute to work?

If you commute an hour a day and work 50 weeks a year, you spend 500 hours a hear commuting. That equals 62.5 work days, since the typical vacation is two weeks or 14 work hours, you spend 3 times as much time traveling to and from work as you do on vacation. Sounds awful to me.