If you are an owner driver or an employer you will be aware of all the requirements for keeping work diaries but are your drivers aware of what they must do? There is help for training in the methods of filling them in – who, when, what and where and the guidelines and rules are found here:

Diaries can be bought for $20 at the locations listed here:

Truck Work Diaries


What is a work diary used for?
A work diary is evidence that a driver’s work and rest hours are compliant with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) and that their fatigue is being managed. Drivers are not allowed to drive or work more than the maximum work hours or rest less than the minimum rest hours in a certain period set out by law.

Most drivers of a fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle are required by law to create a record of time spent working (including driving time) and resting on a daily basis. The HVNL names the circumstances where a work diary must be used as the method to create this record.


If you want to know what those hours are go to this website which has all the schedules. Which one applies to you and how will you record your driving record?

A company in the USA has developed an app for smart phones which assist you in recording your work and rest hours in an electronic Work Diary. Go to the following web page to read all about them and how to get the app.




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