Don’t let your driver become a statistic with FTA’s new drivers’ hours DVD

Tuesday 03 August 2010

According to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), weekly rest has been the third highest Graduated Fixed Penalty offence in the last 12 months. Drivers’ hours and working time rules are enforced to protect both the driver and the public, so it is imperative that drivers understand and comply with these regulations - failure to do so can result in fines or even imprisonment.

To help ensure that drivers understand the rules, the Freight Transport Association has produced another in its popular series of training DVDs, ‘Drivers’ hours and working time rules’.

The easy to follow, 17 minute DVD will ensure that drivers understand:

rules on breaks

driving rules

night work

rest requirements

weekly work limits

key responsibilities for analogue and digital tachographs

the importance of complying with legislation

Disc two contains one set of manager’s notes, plus test papers and answer papers for use in conjunction with disc one, a penalties for non-compliance memo and an employee declaration.

The DVD is £25 plus VAT for FTA members and £40 plus VAT for non-members, with discounts for multiple orders, and is available from Shopfta on 08717 11 11 11, email or online at

Notes for Editors

Review copies of the DVD are available to the press from Jackie Langridge in the FTA press office on 01892 552253 or email

Other DVDs available from FTA include ‘Routine checks for large goods vehicles’, ‘Routine checks for vans and light goods vehicles’, ‘Safe loading of vans and light goods vehicles’ and ‘Towing trailers with vans and light goods vehicles’, which are all available from Shopfta.


FTA Press Office

01892 552255