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Can your transport manager dictate how a driver uses his

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hi can your transport manager dictate how a driver uses his weekly drving hours ? i.e our manager has come up with this idea that we must keep our 2 ten hour days until our last two shifts can he legally imply this on the drivers and is there any truth to back up a statement l have heard that you cannot do two ten hour shifts back to back.
Brian
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What does your contract say about your working hours?
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
Hello, not sure if you saw my initial query above - What does your contract say about your working hours?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
its not working hours its driving hours
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 7 months ago.
ok so what does your contract say about your driving hours and the ability to change them?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
As a HGV Driver l have 90 driving hours per fortnight maximum to use whatever way l see fit. Local Manager says l must keep my two extended days for my last two shifts of the week. Can he set this in stone ? Secondly l have heard at a cpc course it is illegal to do two ten hour drives back to back is this correct or rumour.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 7 months ago.
Hello. Have you been working back to back 10 hour shifts and if so, for how long?

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