Take the time to take the test
All heavy vehicle drivers operating under Standard hours, BFM or AFM are reminded that taking a COVID test is a permitted personal activity under the National Personal Use Exemption Notices.
The exemption recognises that heavy vehicle drivers may need to use their fatigue-regulated heavy vehicle for personal reasons from time to time if they cannot reasonably access alternative means of transport.
These notices allow a driver up to one additional hour of time to complete permitted personal activities if the vehicle is unloaded and certain conditions are met. The exemption only applies to activities at either end of a shift, or at any time during a 24-hour break.
> For full details and to check your eligibility to apply and use an Exemption Notice, click here
> For information on Personal Use Exemption Notices for Standard hours, click here
> For information on Personal Use Exemption Notices for AFM and BFM hours, click here
(Information supplied by NHVR – On the Road Issue 119)