Driving and rest periods

Daily driving period:

Daily driving period shall not exceed 9 hours, with an exemption of twice a week when it can be extended to 10 hours. In case of an extension a break of 11 hours must follow.


Breaks of at least 45 minutes (separable into 15 minutes followed by 30 minutes) should be taken after 4,5 hours at the latest.

Daily shift:

Daily shift shall not exceed 13 hours – in cases where the rest time has been reduced to 9 hours, the shift time can last a maximum of 15 hours.

Daily rest period:

Daily rest period shall be at least 11 hours, with an exception of going down to 9 hours maximum three times a week. Daily rest can be split into 3 hours rest followed by 9 hours rest.

Weekly rest period:

Weekly rest is 45 continuous hours, which can be reduced every second week to 24 hours. Compensation arrangements for the missing 21 hours apply for reduced weekly rest period within the following 3 weeks.

Weekly driving period:

Total weekly driving time may not exceed 56 hours within 6 shifts and the total fortnightly driving time may not exceed 90 hours.