Rules on drivers’ hours and tachographs for vehicles used for the carriage of goods in Great Britain and abroad.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales Guidance for Northern Ireland

This guide (sometimes known as the ‘GV262’) gives general guidance about drivers’ and tachograph rules for vehicles used for the carriage of goods.

A vehicle does not need to be categorised or registered as a ‘goods vehicle’ to be in scope of drivers’ hours rules, as it is the size, construction and use of it which are the determining factors. For ease, this guide refers to ‘goods vehicles’.

This guide reflects the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s current enforcement policy. It does not reflect the interpretation of the law in other countries.

Check the legislation in annex 1 and get legal advice to check your legal position.