Originally Posted by Ribshop
We donít want to fit a tacho as my understanding is if one is fitted it has to be used all the time and not just when the GVW is over 3500kg.
We would be delivery and collecting boats so it would not be the same as a digger driver.
Nowhere near the same - that is transporting goods so comes under EU driver regs
When the B category vehicle is not hitched to the trailer then it does not come under EU driver regs BUT......
If the vehicle has been used for towing during that shift then it is best to keep with the tacho and select out-of-scope
Any out-of-scope driving or any other work done during a WEEK (sunday midnight to sunday midnight) when any EU regs driving has been done MUST be officially recorded so that the authorities can check that you have had the required weekly and daily rest
Officially recorded means using a seperate analogue card for each day with your name ,date, start & finish times on each one OR inputting all that info into the digitacho OR making daily printouts from the digitacho and putting that info on it
Domestic regs records are also accepted in the UK for those vehicle which come under those rules
Regarding O licencing -
I believe there is a move afoot to change the trailer laws for the current exemption for trailers under 1020 unladen weight to ALL trailers but I stand to be corrected on that