DRIVING AND REST RULES
You are subject to driving and rest time regulations and should have a tachograph installed if:
- the weight of the vehicle including trailer total exceeds 3500 kg.
- You drive more than 100 km away from the company in the vehicle.
The most important rules in the driving and rest periods are as follows:
- There must be no more than 4.5 hours without a break.
- A minimum of 45 minute breaks must be held.
- Maximum 9 hours a day should be driven.
– Exception: 2 days a week, 10 hours must be run daily.
- You must have at most 6 driving periods per. Weekly (Monday from 00:00 to Sunday at 24:00).
- Total driving time per. week must not exceed 56 hours and no more than 90 driving hours over 2 consecutive weeks.
- Keep at least 11 hours of daily rest (Regular rest).
– Exception: 3 times between two weeks of rest, 9 hours can be reached (reduced rest).
- Hold 45 hours of continuous weekly rest.
– Exception: Every other week you can reduce the rest of the week to 24 hours.
– The rest of the rest of the hours must be compensated for a daily rest within the next 3 weeks.
- Stop the rest time by train / ferry.
- A regular rest period (at least 11 hours) can be interrupted 2 times when traveling by ferry or train.
- Deviations from the applicable rules, eg by delays, must be noted on a print from the tachograph.
The Danish authorities also require data from driver cards to be read out:
- Minimum every 21 calendar days.
- When a driver’s license is close to expiring.
- When a driver has to stop in the company.
And that data from the tachograph is being read out:
- Minimum every 60th calendar day.
- In case of malfunction or breakdown.
- When a vehicle is decomissioned or sold.
The read data must be saved for 1 year.