Drivers can drive for a maximum of 4.5 hours without taking a break. A minimum break of 45 Minutes must then be taken. (this break can also be taken in a block of 15 minutes and 30 minutes in this order over the course of the 4.5 hours)
The regular maximum driving hours per day is 9 hours over a maximum 13 hour working day. (Waiting time and breaks are included as part of the drivers working day)
A driver must take a daily overnight rest of 11 consecutive hours away from the vehicle. This means that whatever time your driver fully finishes for the day regardless of how many hours he/she has worked, the earliest he/she can drive the next day will be 11 hours later
Please see the link the drivers hours to the official Road Safety Authority (RSA) website: http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Professional-Drivers/Driving-Safely/Driver-Hours/
We know drivers hours sounds confusing, but we will be here every step of the way to insure each journey complies with the drivers hours laws.