Relaxation of drivers' hours rules on weekly rest periods introduced

Implementation date: To be confirmed

The draft Drivers' Hours, Tachographs, International Road Haulage and Licensing of Operators (Amendment) Regulations 2022 amend Regulation 561/2006/EC (the EU drivers' hours rules) to provide that, among other things, drivers of goods on international journeys outside the UK can take two consecutive reduced weekly rest periods as long as in any four consecutive weeks they take four weekly rest periods of which two are regular weekly rest periods.

See Road Transport Sector in Rest breaks and rest periods for more information.