Most professional drivers are subject to rules on the hours they work and are required to keep records in order for compliance to be monitored by the authorities.

For drivers of most goods vehicles with a permissible maximum weight exceeding 3.5t, a tachograph instrument must be used to record the hours worked.

For those vehicles that do not exceed 3.5 tonnes permissible maximum weight, and certain other exempt vehicles, a driver’s record book may be used instead of a tachograph.

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