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HGV Weekly Rest Periods & Working Two Jobs

Sep 26, 2022

If you are an HGV driver, then you should be aware that there are strict rules which determine the rest periods that you should be taking as a driver.

Which rules you must follow will be impacted by a range of different factors.

There are three different sets of rules so it will be important to understand exactly which apply to you, what the rest periods are and how to abide by these rest periods.

You can find more information about the rules and the daily and weekly rest periods which apply under each set of rules on the gov.uk website.

Working more than one HGV driving job

With the current cost of living crisis and inflationary pressures we are all feeling, it may be that you are looking to take on a second driving job.

If this is something that you are considering, then you will need to ensure that you still abide by all the relevant

  • working hours
  • breaks
  • rest periods

To find which rules apply to you refer to the gov.uk website where you will find the most up to date information on the rules around drivers’ hours.

Breaking the rules around driving hours and rest periods can see you face significant fines. You could also be prosecuted or have your vehicle immobilised.

Insurance considerations when working more than one HGV driving job

As well as abiding by all the relevant rules and regulations that apply for HGV drivers, there may be other considerations when working more than one HGV driving job.

Insurance will be a key area. Making sure that you have the correct type of cover in place in you are self-employed as an owner operator. And that if you are employed that you understand the insurance policy which you employer has in place.

At Anthony Jones we have a dedicated team of commercial motor insurance experts who take the time to get to know your business, so we can help whether you operate a single HGV or manage a business with a fleet of vehicles. Get in touch with us today on 020 8290 9099 or email us at commercial.motor@anthonyjones.com.

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