Self-Employed Professional Drivers

What obligations do employers and self-employed Drivers have?

If you’re self-employed, you also have obligations with regard to the EU Directive 2002/15/EC and Directive 2006/22/EC plus Regulations (EC) 561/2006 and (EU) 165/2014


Self-employed obligations Actions to be taken
You must keep records. Set up a system for recording your working time. Include all work done for yourself as well as for any employer. This could be a combination of tachograph records and worksheets. – recommendation proDRIVERS IDHA register for FREE NOW
You must comply with the rules about working time limits. Make sure that you do not work more than 48 hours a week on average or more than 60 hours in a single week.

• Make sure you obey the rules about daily and weekly rest periods and breaks.

• Make sure you obey the night time rules.

• Keep track of your hours worked and reschedule the work if necessary to make sure working time limits are not broken.

• Keep good records of your working time to show that you are compliant with the Directive.

You must hold on to your records for future reference. Keep working time records for at least two years after the end of the period they cover. Remember this could mean that some records might be older than two years because of the beginning and end of reference periods.
You must be able to show your records to an Enforcement Officer at any time. Working time records must be produced to an Enforcement Officer upon demand. (Remember the two-year rule).



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