Please be advised that we have information that enforcement of the ban on 45 hour rests taken in cab will be taking place in the following EU Member States. Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and now the Netherlands.

The most recent advice from the Netherlands is that from the 15th January 2018 breaches of the rules will result in a Euro 1,500 fine.

Other member states may well introduce similar measures – we will advise further when information becomes available.

To avoid fines full weekly rests must be taken away from the drivers cab (they envisage a hotel). Enforcement authorities will be looking for evidence that the rest has been appropriately.

Please note that enforcement authorities will look for compliance on at least the most recent weekly rest – regardless of where the rest has been taken. We have a report of Belgian enforcement on an in-cab rest taken in another Member State.

Source: RHA