Driver Work Analysis
Observance of the driver work time regulations ensures the minimization of penalties given to entrepreneurs who run transport companies (who have Certificate of Professional Competence) and to drivers.
The following is a list of regulations concerning the records of driver’s work time.
- Road Transport Act (6.09.2001)
- Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006
- European arrangement in regard to the work of driving personnel engaged in international traffic (AETR) signed in Geneva on 1 July 1970
- Driver Work Time Act (16.04.2004)
- Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 of 20 December 1985 on recording equipment in road transport
The aim of driver work time analysis is to examine the compliance of road transport services with relevant legal regulations so as to avoid penalties given by controlling bodies (Inspectorate of Road Transport or Chief Labour Inspectorate.
Archiving tachograph charts by the company is not enough to obtain accurate information about the driver’s work time and whether he obeys the relevant regulations.
The full and accurate information about the drive, rest, and duty can only be obtained through professional analysis of documents.
Thanks to our certified software, 4Trans (TACHOSCAN), which is also used by Inspectorate of Road Transport and Chief Labour Inspectorate, we are able to be monitor on an up-to-date basis the infringements of regulations occurring in your company and to avoid and minimize the amount of penalties.
We have a fully qualified staff to calculate and to verify the infringements so as to minimize costs.
We prepare full reports of the driver’s activity and the use of the vehicle which include clear data from the analyzed period vehicle use.
Additionally, we calculate the amount of penalties occurring for infringement of regulations along with lengthy descriptions. Our company bears all liability for the calculations and for the driver’s activity analysis on the basis of the contract signed.
The analysis of driver work time allows to examine the continuity of driver’s activity, which is mandatory according to Regulation (EC) 561/2006
It is important for the entrepreneur to have information about the specific actions taken by the driver on a business trip (time of driving, time of daily and weekly breaks, duty and the receipt of weekly reduced rest periods.
Common mistakes made by drivers:
- Exceeding continuous driving
- Exceeding daily driving time
- False data in the driver’s activity certificate
- Missing data on the chart
- Too short daily rest
- Too short weekly rest
- Exceeding 24 hour work cycle
- Improper use of the mode switch
- Leaving the chart in the tachograph for more than 24 hours
- Lack of a continuity in the documents regarding driver’s employment history
The above is only part of the common mistakes made by drivers which we use as a basis for our advice regarding avoidance of similar infringements in future and what are the necessary means to excuse those infringements committed unwittingly.
Analyzing driver data, we take into consideration the daily, weekly and monthly working periods and the work system applied in a given contract. Correct analysis enables a quick reaction to the abnormalities in the drivers’ work in future, as well as their prevention, both of which reduce the risk of the company or the driver being penalized, in the end shaping the company’s future reputation.
Additionally, we inform that Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 introduces national registers of road transport undertakings with publicly available data about the following:
- Name of the undertaking
- Transport manager (must have Certificate of Professional Competence)
- Infringements and penalties in the last two years
In order to protect transport undertakings, it is extremely important to record and analyze the data regarding driver’s activity so as to minimize penalties.