If so and you drive for a living and your vehicle is fitted with a Tachograph, then being a member of the T.A. will be considered as impinging on your rest time. Another edict from Brussels, hopefully there will be a way round this as it may mean some people will have to choose between their job and the T.A.
Thank you for that link. Its very interesting I think I'd better make sure anyone I know in the TA knows about this in case it affects them. Brussels have a lot to answer for and this is not the first time they have stuck their nose in without any thought in their part. I notice the MOD say they've known about this for months and have been working on it - whatever that means. I'm sure other countries will be in the same boat and will not be pleased. I cannot but wonder what pearls of wisdom they will come out with next.
I spent 20 years in road transport & in all that time any work, done anywhere, in the working week, must be taken into account when calculating drivers statutory weekly rest requirements.
Being as road transport is a long hours vocation, it is fairly safe to say that, no full time HGV driver has time to legally do any other work, not even weekly washes that many transport managers insist be done over the weekend.
fourm member... your dead right, but this sort of thing does happen. Worst offenders... owner operators doing their own maintenance on the sixth day of a week.