A picture of the dashboard display on a Scania R450

This Module – Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry – deals with the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it. Session 1 commences with a short questionnaire on road safety issues and then goes on to look at Analogue and Digital Tachograph Units and their associated charts and cards. It outlines the drivers/operators rights, duties and responsibilities in relation to using tachographs, and downloading, holding and making tachograph data available. It finishes with a video demonstration of the day-to-day use of the Digital Tachograph. Session 2 looks at Regulations governing the use of the tachograph and looks at the maximum working periods specific to the transport industry, driving times, breaks, daily rest periods, weekly rest periods, penalties, AETR Rules, and the Working Time Directive. It also looks at Penalties for failure to use, improper use of and tampering with the tachograph. In addition, a number of appendices are provided at the back of this manual for reference and which provide important additional information for professional drivers.