The following guidance notes have been drafted by the Working Group and endorsed by the Committee composed of Commission representatives, experts from Member States national administrations, enforcement bodies, employers' organisations and trade unions. Guidance notes provide comments on certain provisions of the Regulation with the aim to improve efficiency, effectiveness and consistency in the enforcement of these rules across the EU.
GUIDANCE NOTE 1 - Exceptional deviation to find a suitable stopping place
GUIDANCE NOTE 2 - Recording driver's travelling time
GUIDANCE NOTE 3 - Interrupting driver's break or rest in emergencies
GUIDANCE NOTE 4 - Driving time recorded in frequent-stop multi-drop operations
GUIDANCE NOTE 5 - Attestation of activities
GUIDANCE NOTE 6 - Recording of time spent on ferry or train
GUIDANCE NOTE 7 - The meaning of "each period of 24 hours"
GUIDANCE NOTE 8 - Exceptional situations when driving without a driver card is allowed.
The clarification notes set out the Commission services' point of view on the application and implementation of a number of provisions of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport. The clarifications aim at ensuring a common understanding and harmonious application of these provisions. It should be noted that, in any event, interpretation of European Union law is ultimately the prerogative of the European Court of Justice.
Clarification note 1 : National regulations inspired by the European Union rules
Clarification note 2 : Vehicles being driven for repair, washing or maintenance purposes
Clarification note 3 : Vehicles used as local shops at local markets
Clarification note 4 : Application of Article 26 of the Regulation
Clarification note 5 : Recording of a mixed activity of 'in' and 'out' of scope driving
Clarification note 6 : Temporary exceptions in urgent exceptional circumstances
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 3821/85 and (EC) No 2135/98 and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85