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Rest periods for truck drivers: this is how they are regulated

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  1. Hello.
    I have a question about my working hours.
    My truck is in an industrial area and I drive 30 minutes from home to it every day and 30 minutes back home after work. Does this count as working time?
    My working day looks like this:
    6.30 a.m. departure at home
    7.15 am departure to the customer
    7.30 am Arrival at the customer
    Change bridges
    8.30 a.m. departure from the customer.
    9.35 Arrival destination.
    Umbruggen
    10.15 Departure to the customer
    11.15 Arrival at the customer
    Abbrüggen
    Break until 12.20pm
    12.30 at customer Umbrüggen
    1.00 p.m. Departure from the customer.
    14.05 Arrival at destination.
    There I usually pick up Leerbrüggen for the night driver and would then be at my location for my truck at around 4pm. Then I would be home again at around 4.45pm.
    But this doesn't suit my boss and that's why I'm supposed to go on extra tours. This means that I would be at my location at 5 p.m. at the earliest and at home at 6 p.m.
    But my employment contract says 50 hours a week.
    Is that in order?

  2. 50 hours a week is not possible!
    in the social regulations is written:
    Maximum weekly working time 56 hours. The working time may not exceed 90 hours in a 2-week period.
    Look for a truck driving school, they will be happy to give you information, and at times you must probably go there anyway Zewgs the Mondule (95)

  3. I didn't get my return load on Friday, but only on Saturday, so I didn't drive home but in the direction of my next unloading point, where I arrived at 8.30 p.m. and spent my weekend there until 8 a.m. on Monday.
    Now my question, how does the weekend rest time count and how much do I have to make up for by the end of the third week.
    The truck is located in Camburg in the SHK
    I spent the weekend in Magdeburg.

    MFG Mario

  4. Hello

    Are there exemptions for non-commercial use of a 12t truck that is used for sporting purposes on weekends?

    Mfg Mathias

  5. Please provide information about spending the weekly rest period. May the weekly rest period of 45
    or more hours are spent in the truck?

  6. Hello,
    I am self-employed as a sole proprietorship - scrap dealer and transport scrap (waste) with a 7.5 to truck twice a week to the wholesaler, who is 40 km from my location (warehouse). The people bring me the scrap, which I then sort and take away.
    Up until now, I've always had a speedometer check, but now I've been told by the Dekra (TÜV) and the MAN workshop that I don't need a speedometer because of the driving times.
    Checked the internet. According to §18 Paragraph 1 No. 4b FPerV, there is a total weight of more than 3.5 to 7.5 tons. In the case of waste products, there is no obligation to comply with and provide evidence of driving and rest times.
    As far as I know, scrap metal is a waste product. In this case, is proof of driving and rest periods mandatory or not.
    Kind regards
    Peter

  7. So to Peter's question on January 14th, 2019:

    A couple of state-of-the-art laws revealed the following:
    “The European directives affect all vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tons and more. In Germany, the driving times and rest times also affect those vehicles that weigh at least 2.8 tonnes. This is done on the basis of the driving personnel ordinance. " Source :arbeitsrechte.de/lenk-und-ruhezeiten/
    - For me that means car driving times are excluded.

    From a purely arithmetical point of view, Peter works 7.5 - 8 hours a day (40 hours for 5 identical days).
    What Georg said is currently still true with a maximum of 90 hours within a double week. So the boss can get rid of the extra tours (at least every week by law).
    But if it can actually be arranged that Peter has only one hour more driving time per day, then Peter would drive 9 hours a day and thus 45 hours / week. Working time which then legally fits again without having to use the 10 hours driving time (max. 3x / week).

  8. If I leave on Sunday 22:00 and go to sleep after 4/5 hours, and after 6 hours I continue driving for 1 hour then 2 hours of unloading and charging, I still have
    3 / 5h driving time comes to a shift time of 17h. Can I do that ??

  9. Hello,
    We recently had our own truck to be able to transport our logging machines from one construction site to the other.
    It is not driven every day, but at most (!) 4 days a week. Then we may not drive for a week.

    Are there other regulations or does the craftsman regulation apply here?
    However, the weight of our tractor unit with a three-axle low-loader is well over 7.5 t.

    Thank you for your response!

  10. Hello everybody
    Every day I have a driving time of around 4 hours and 20 minutes with my 7.5 ton truck. In addition there are about 3 hours a day. Load and unload
    What about the rest period?
    And how about the rest period on the weekend.
    Thank you in advance
    Mfg Achim

  11. Hello, I asked a question on January 15, 2020 as written-copied again below.
    The fact is that I cover a distance of about 30 km there and back 30 km 3 times a week.
    …………………………………………………..
    previously asked question
    I am self-employed as a sole proprietorship - scrap dealer and transport scrap (waste) with a 7.5 to truck twice a week to the wholesaler, who is 40 km from my location (warehouse). The people bring me the scrap, which I then sort and take away.
    Up until now, I've always had a speedometer check, but now I've been told by the Dekra (TÜV) and the MAN workshop that I don't need a speedometer because of the driving times.
    Checked the internet. According to §18 Paragraph 1 No. 4b FPerV there is a total mass of 3.5 to 7.5 tons. In the case of waste products, there is no obligation to comply with and provide evidence of driving and rest times
    As far as I know, scrap metal is a waste product.

  12. Question:
    If the WRZ zb. because of an early appointment not quite 45h, but e.g. end at 43h30min, it is a shortened 24h WRZ. In this case, must also be compensated for 21h, or only the missing 1h30min up to the WRZ 45h
    I don't see through there