Are mobile workers in road transport covered by the Working Time Regulations 1998?

Mobile workers in road transport who are covered by the Road Transport Directive (2002/15/EC) are subject to only certain provisions of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (SI 1998/1833). These are the right to 5.6 weeks' paid annual leave and the right to health assessments for night workers. They are also subject to the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 (SI 2005/639) with regard to weekly working time, night work and rest breaks and periods.