Standard – 14 Day Rule

”In any period of 14 days (336 hours) a driver must not work for more than a maximum of 144 hours work time and must have the rest of that period off work with at least a minimum rest break of 2 x night rest breaks, AND 2 x night rest breaks taken on consecutive days”

A night rest break is 7 continuous hours of stationary rest time between 10 pm on a day and 8 am the next day (using the time zone of the driver’s base), or 24 continuous hours stationary rest time.

The hours between 10 pm and 8 am on the daily sheets in The National Work Diary are shaded to show you which hours are night rest hours.

14 days

1st Breach on Day 7

14 Day Breach 1

2nd Breach on Day 14 AM

14 Day Breach 2

3rd Breach on day 14 PM

14 Day Breach 3