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## How many hours can a HGV driver work in a week?

The answer to this commonly asked question is a HGV driver can have no less than 9 hours’ daily rest within a 24 hour period up to three times in a week. This means a HGV driver can work a maximum of three 15 hour days a week (as long as all other working time rules are met).

## How long can you drive on a tachograph?

1) Tachograph Rules – Maximum Driving Hours

The daily maximum driving hours is set to 9 hours but this can be exceeded to 10 hours twice each week. The weekly maximum driving hours can total no more than 56 hours.

## What is the normal weekly rest period?

The maximum driving time over any two weeks is 90 hours. You must take a daily rest period within 24 hours of the previous daily or weekly rest period. A regular daily rest period is defined as a rest of at least 11 hours. ‘Rest’ is an uninterrupted period where you may do what you like.

## What is the rule for compensation for reduced weekly rest?

The standard weekly rest requirement is 45 hours after no more than 6 consecutive duties. You may reduce this to a minimum of 24 hours which must then be compensated for by the end of the third week following the reduced weekly rest.