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Case Study 37

Stephen is driving under EU Drivers’ Hours regulations, delivering farm equipment in rural Wales. A considerable amount of his time is spent loading, unloading and securing the load onto his vehicle. As a result of this, although he has worked for six hours, only three of those hours have involved driving.


Before he left the depot, his boss reminded him to place side markers on the lorry and to make sure his vehicle was not overloaded.

Stephen started work at 09:00

His lorry is a rigid with a gross vehicle weight of 26 tonnes.