CARRIAGE OF GOODS
Companies carrying goods on their own-account do not require CMR notes.
A consignment note will suffice for those that can prove the journey is not for hire or reward
HAULAGE JOBS IN THE EU
You can carry out a limited number of cabotage and cross-trade jobs in an EU country if you’re a UK haulier with a UK Licence for the Community. The jobs must follow a journey where goods were transported from the UK.
UK Licences for the Community have replaced EU Community Licences.
You must have a certified copy of the UK Licence for the Community with you in the vehicle when you’re working in the EU.
The driver must show it to any enforcement officer when asked.
Cabotage is loading and unloading goods within one country using a vehicle registered in another country.
You can carry out up to 2 haulage jobs within the EU after dropping off goods from the UK. Only one of the jobs can be cabotage.
You must complete the cabotage job:
1)Within seven days of dropping off the goods you brought from the UK
2)In the same EU country where you dropped off the goods from the UK
Cross-trade is loading goods in one country and unloading them in another country, with a vehicle registered in a third, different country.
WEEKLY REST PERIODS
There is more flexibility in the scheduling of the weekly rest periods for drivers when operating internationally.
A driver engaged in international transport of goods may, outside the country where their employer holds an operators licence, take two consecutive reduced weekly rest periods provided that the driver in any four consecutive weeks takes at least four weekly rest periods, of which, at least two shall be regular weekly rest periods.
A requirement for drivers’ to ‘return home’ every 4 weeks
A driver must return to the employer’s operating centre in the country where the employer holds the operating licence within each period of four consecutive weeks.
It is also possible to return to the drivers’ place of residence if this differs.
This must be for at least one regular weekly rest period or a weekly rest period of more than 45 hours if compensation is required.
If you drive a goods vehicle over 3.5 tonnes on international journeys, you must follow the rules on drivers’ hours and tachograph use.
If you’ve been sick or taken other time off in the 28 days before your journey, you should carry a form called an ‘attestation form’ from your employer.
It should reflect activities that could not be recorded via a tachograph due to technical reasons.
There can be several reasons why a driver may not be able to produce all the relevant evidence that an enforcement officer expects to find at a roadside check.
It may be the case that he/she:
A regular daily rest period may be interrupted no more than twice, but the total interruption must not exceed 1 hour.
This allows for a vehicle to be driven on to a ferry and off again at the end of the crossing. Where the rest period is interrupted in this way, the total accumulated rest period must still be 11 hours.
A bunk or couchette must be available during the rest period.
You may also interrupt a reduced weekly rest.
Again, the rest may be interrupted no more than twice, and the total interruption must not exceed 1 hour.
A bunk or couchette is required and If you are interrupting a reduced weekly rest then the ferry journey must be at least 8 hours long.
You may NOT interrupt a reduced daily rest or a regular weekly rest
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Question 1 of 61. Question
Mike is driving a 40 tonne articulated curtain-sided lorry. He is delivering electronic goods to a large company in Spain. This is Mike's first time driving abroad and he is a little apprehensive about it.
The ferry arrives late and Mike has to board.
How many times can he interrupt his daily rest to do this?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 62. Question
What is the maximum amount of time Mike can interrupt his daily rest for when embarking and disembarking on or off a ferryCorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 63. Question
For Mike's interrupted rest to qualify as a daily rest
(mark two answers)CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 64. Question
When abroad Mike MUST carry the following documents with him
(mark four answers)CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 65. Question
The goods being carried in Mike's lorry are for hire or reward so they must be recorded onCorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 66. Question
The CMR note that Mike is carrying contains four copies
Which colour copy stays with Mike and his vehicle?CorrectIncorrect