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Guidelines and information sources for owners and operators of commercial vehicles.

We have useful guidelines and information across a range of subjects including tachographs, drivers' hours and road safety.

RSA Enforcement Statistics

Enforcement Statistics_Q1 2024 pdf | 133 KB

RSA Commercial Vehicle Compliance and Enforcement Policy

RSA - Compliance and Enforcement Policy_April 2022 pdf | 253 KB

Guidelines for recording border crossings on vehicles fitted with both analogue and digital tachographs

Commission guidance note on border crossing records in analogue tachographs pdf | 570 KB Recording border crossing on vehicles equipped with an Intellic digital tachograph mp4 | 101007 KB Recording border crossing on vehicles equipped with a Stoneridge digital tachograph mp4 | 120517 KB Recording border crossing on vehicles equipped with a VDO digital tachograph mp4 | 109307 KB

Translated Guides

IRL_RSA_Chain of Responsibility_Lithuanian pdf | 578 KB RSA_Chain of Responsibility_2021_UKranian pdf | 594 KB RSA_Chain of Responsibility_2021_Moldovan pdf | 576 KB RSA_Chain of Responsibility_2021_Polish pdf | 584 KB RSA_Guide to EU Rules - 912_Drivers_Hours_2021_Moldovan pdf | 950 KB RSA_Guide to EU Rules _2021_Ukranian pdf | 971 KB RSA_Guide to EU Rules - 912_Drivers_Hours_2021_Polish pdf | 953 KB IRL_RSA_Guide to EU Rules - 912_Drivers_Hours_2021_Lithuanian pdf | 1344 KB RSA_Guide to Digital Tachographs_2021_Polish pdf | 1455 KB RSA_Guide to Digital Tachographs_2021_Ukranian pdf | 894 KB RSA_Guide to Digital Tachographs_ 2021_Moldovan pdf | 1433 KB RSA-Bus and Truck Operators 2021 Publication _2021_Ukranian pdf | 1353 KB RSA-Bus and Truck Operators_2021_Polish pdf | 1377 KB RSA-Bus and Truck Operators_2021_Moldovan pdf | 1336 KB RSA-Bus and Truck Operators Guide_Nov 2021_Lithuanian pdf | 1293 KB

Guidelines for the type of tachographs to be installed in vehicles carrying passengers or goods

European Guidelines for Tachograph Types pdf | 253 KB Guide to Digital Tachographs pdf | 1988 KB

A guide on drivers' hours and tachographs

Regulation (EC) No. 561/2006 and Regulation (EU) No. 165/2014

Guide to EU Rules on Drivers Hours pdf | 1932 KB

Transport working time directive (Directive 2002/15/EC)

Guide to Road Transport Working Times Directive pdf | 1931 KB

How operators can best comply with the law

A summary of best practice advice for safely carrying out employee duties such as driving and loading. General procedures for operators and managers of commercial road transport businesses to ensure compliance with tachograph and drivers' hours rules and licensing regulations. 

Bus and Truck Operators Guide to Road Safety pdf | 2388 KB

Information and documents for becoming an RSA approved Driver CPC Training organisation

CPC_TC1 Driver CPC Training Training Organisation Application form pdf | 162 KB CPC_TC2 Driver CPC Training Guidelines for completing application form pdf | 173 KB CPC_TC3 Driver CPC Training Guidelines for approval of driver CPC training centres pdf | 572 KB

For owners, operators, drivers and all users of road transport services

Chain of Responsibility pdf | 500 KB

A guide to digital tachographs

A comprehensive guide to how the digital tachograph system works, operators' responsibilities, how to use drivers' cards, how to read the print outs, and some key rules for drivers.

Guide to Digital Tachographs pdf | 1988 KB

Tachographs in minibuses

A guide on the use of tachographs in minibuses based on Regulation (EC) No. 561/2006.

Guide to Tachographs in Minibuses pdf | 1528 KB