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Important Clarification on 28-Day Record Keeping

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Katy Tyler

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Are you aware of the finer details of manual entries? Read on for an update on recent findings by the RHA to ensure you are aware of when and how you submit your manual entries.

Although the common thought from the original guidance is that manual entries need to be completed by drivers for every 24 hours, even on rest days, and you are unable to do a block entry, The RHA recently reached out on behalf of their members to relevant authorities who have confirmed this is not the case.

As clarification on the rules of rest, the policy team at the DVSA stated to RHA: "There is no need for a driver to record every single 24-hour period individually. If a driver is on rest from the Friday to the Monday morning, they can enter that as one block of rest. The same would apply to daily rest, so a driver finishes at 17:00hrs on Monday and is on rest until 06:00hrs the next day, then they can record all that period under one block of rest."

The important thing to note is if you drive in-scope (you use your digital tachograph card) once in a fixed week (0000 hrs Monday to 2400 hrs Sunday) you are required to enter daily manual entries as before. You can only do a block entry if you do not drive an in-scope vehicle within a fixed week (you do not use your digital tachograph card e.g. van driving, office work).

To find out more, and to see an example of a block entry, please click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your team and they will be happy to assist you.

Tuesday 13th September 2022

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