Federation of Veterinarians of Europe

On compliance with driving times and rest periods for drivers in connection with the long-distance

Sunday, 14 October 2012

A. Rabitsch and W. Wessely Report

The mandatory application of social legislation governing drivers significantly affects the transport of animals by road. With the exception of the (shorter distance) transportation of unweaned calves, lambs, kids, foals and piglets, only multi-manning with three drivers permits a journey compliant with the regulations whilst being close to the maximum permitted journey times. The organiser is responsible for making appropriate arrangements for the journey, whilst the official veterinarian is responsible for checking the suitability of the journey arrangements.

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