New Logbook and Driving Hours to be in place by October

The new driving hours and log book changes now look set to be signed in June and in place within the industry by October.

The key change operationally is that "On-duty time" and "Driving time" are merged and become "Work Time".

Under the draft provision a driver must now have a total of 10 hours rest in a 24 hour period and may only work a maximum of 13 hours. (this is a change from 11 hours driving and 14 hours on-duty)

They must also have a 1/2 hour break every 5 1/2 hours. (this is a change from 5 1/2 hours driving)

It will be interesting to see what the exact outcome is once it is passed into law.

You can read more at Land Transport here.