TRAVEL RULES AND CONDITIONS
- are owned and equipped with a regular License for Rental from Remittance;
- are subject to annual review by the competent MCTC Inspectorate;
- are insured with a ceiling of €50,000,000.00 through a leading insurance company;
- are duly equipped with a chronotachograph, with annual certification of the fact that they have been checked by an authorized workshop;
- they are regularly hired and in sufficient numbers to ensure a suitable rotation for driving and rest times;
- they are all in possession of a regular driving license and consequent KD/CQC Professional Enabling Certificate;
- are subjected to periodic examinations by the Competent Doctor
All staff are required to scrupulously comply with the Highway Code (also with regard to driving and rest times) and the use of a 2nd driver is guaranteed if the journey exceeds 9 hours of driving per day.
PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATORY DRIVING AND REST TIMES FOR DRIVERS (EU REG. 561/2006)
The buses are driven exclusively by Company drivers in respect of whom all social security, welfare and salary obligations envisaged for the category are fulfilled; the drivers are equipped with the legal qualifications and professional documentation.
Periodic training is also provided. In the use of traveling personnel, the Company applies the national and European legislation in force regarding the regulation of driving times and daily rest periods for drivers engaged in non-scheduled services; in particular, the following is expected within the 24-hour period:
- – the total driving time must not normally exceed 9 hours per day
- – continuous driving time must not normally exceed 4 and a half consecutive hours and must be followed by 45 minutes of rest.
Alternatively, two breaks are foreseen, without fail of at least 15 + 30 minutes, within the 4 hours and 30 minutes of driving and the second break must necessarily be of at least 30 minutes, even if the first lasted more than 15 minutes;
- – the driver must normally take 11 consecutive hours of rest.
(in practice, a service with effective departure at 7.00 in the morning, must provide for a return by 20.00. Otherwise, a second driver must be used, with the charge foreseen in the "surcharges" point).
There are only two exceptions to 9 hours of rest, provided that the conditions exist, based on the working hours worked in the previous days and weeks.