Mark is a tramper which involves being away and staying in his vehicle for the whole week.
He drives a curtain sided articulated unit and semi-trailer with a gross vehicle weight of 44 tonnes. He starts work on Monday mornings from the depot and heads to his first collection. For the rest of the week, he has no idea where he will be or where he will go until the transport planner advises him.
The tractor unit is only a year old and has a double sleeper bunk, although he is driving single manned this week.
Before he leaves for the day, he is asked to speak to the transport manager. Last week he accrued some driving infringements and broke EU driving rules.
The transport manager has told him to keep an eye on his driving hours; otherwise, he will issue him with a formal reprimand.
Last month Mark was off work with a neck injury.
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The transport manager wishes to discuss Mark’s EU driving rule infringement.
Which example shows the infringement?
Mark pulls into a lay-by for his daily rest period.
He parks with his trailer door inches away from another lorries trailer
Why does he do this?
Mark is scheduled for a delivery in central London. He arrives at his destination during the morning rush hour. The road is edged with double red lines
What should Mark do?
What will help Mark avoid a repeat of his injury?
Mark on the motorway, and a long, heavily laden lorry is taking a long time to overtake him
What should he do?
For Mark to be able to take his daily rest period in his cab, what must it have?
What is the maximum permitted length of Mark’s vehicle?