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The Drivers’ Agency

Supplying experienced and reliable drivers of
7.5 tonne vehicles to West London and the Home Counties.

Example Driver:
Very experienced driver of 7.5 Tonne trucks always in demand. From single loads to multidrop, day or night. Excellent knowledge of London and the South East, UK and Europe. Reliable, well presented, excellent with customers, clean licence, accident free and careful with clients' freight. Has Driver Card, own Satnav and Tracking (with google.com/latitude). UK Air Cargo Security Training Level D.
Clients:
Please use the Write button below for general enquiries or, for a more urgent requirement, please telephone (Beaconsfield) 01494 681980 or (mobile) 07710 264453
Please note that these phone numbers are not for use by cold callers or telemarketing of any type. If you phone me trying to sell anything even if you don't think you are, I reserve the right to charge you for wasting my time
Drivers:
Please use the Write button below and send us a message asking for an application
You must have an excellent record (see above) and at least three years' experience of 7.5 tonne vehicles and be based in the U.K.
The abilities to read maps and communicate in first class spoken and written English are essential. You must submit to interview at your own expense before we will consider adding you to our pool
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Working with Tachographs - the Meaning of Symbols

Steering Wheel Symbol Driving.
You cannot select this symbol on automatic tachographs: driving time is recorded whatever the instrument's setting.

Crossed Hammer Symbol Working.
Driving, other work and unexpected waiting or other unforeseen available time.
When driving, loading, unloading and unexpectedly waiting this symbol should be selected.
Crossed Box Symbol Available.
Time Wasted. On duty and available for work. For periods of inactivity known about in advance when you would otherwise be available for something else.
 
Examples:
  • Waiting for an assignment
  • Booked in at 1300 but arrived early
  • The first two hours of waiting at an air freight shed to deliver or collect (this is a special case, as agreed by the haulage industry and VOSA)
Bed Symbol Rest
Sleep, Lunch and other breaks. Working away from and not in connection with the vehicle. Travelling in a passenger seat of a vehicle.
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Main Points of : Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005
affecting mobile workers driving or travelling in vehicles >3.5 tonne

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Summary of EU limits on drivers’ hours

The current limits on drivers’ hours as specified by the EU rules are summarised in the following table. [More detail at GOV.UK]

Breaks from driving A break of no less than 45 minutes must be taken after no more than 4.5 hours of driving. The break can be divided into two periods — the first at least 15 minutes long and the second at least 30 minutes — taken over the 4.5 hours.
Daily driving Maximum of 9 hours, extendable to 10 hours no more than twice a week.
Weekly driving Maximum of 56 hours.
Two-weekly driving Maximum of 90 hours in any two-week period.
Daily rest Minimum of 11 hours, which can be reduced to a minimum of 9 hours no more than three times between weekly rests. May be taken in two periods, the first at least 3 hours long and the second at least 9 hours long. The rest must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the last daily or weekly rest period
Multi-manning daily rest A 9-hour daily rest must be taken within a period of 30 hours that starts from the end of the last daily or weekly rest period. For the first hour of multi-manning, the presence of another driver is optional, but for the remaining time it is compulsory
Ferry/train daily rest A regular daily rest period (of at least 11 hours) may be interrupted no more than twice by other activities of not more than 1 hour’s duration in total, provided that the driver is accompanying a vehicle that is travelling by ferry or train and has access to a bunk or couchette.
Weekly rest A regular weekly rest of at least 45 hours, or a reduced weekly rest of at least 24 hours, must be started no later than the end of six consecutive 24-hour periods from the end of the last weekly rest. In any two consecutive weeks a driver must have at least two weekly rests — one of which must be at least 45 hours long. A weekly rest that falls across two weeks may be counted in either week but not in both. Any reductions must be compensated in one block by an equivalent rest added to another rest period of at least 9 hours before the end of the third week following the week in question
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