Days not worked

NOTE: The possibility to report days not worked is only available for some markets. Working time infringements must also be activated in order to report days not worked.

On this page you can report working days on which a driver did not carry out any work. The reason for no work occurring may be leave or sickness, for example.

The reason why you should report these days is to receive correct average weekly working time and working time per week calculations.

There are two different types of days not worked:

Statutory days

Days not worked which the driver has a right to take according to legislation. This can be bank holidays (such as Christmas Eve) and holiday. These may also be absence due to other reasons permitted by legislation, such as sick days and parental leave.

In order to avoid these types of days being used to reduce a driver’s average weekly working time, these days are counted as a neutral working day in the statistics.

You can report statutory days on the Calender page in the Scania Tachograph Portal.

Non-statutory days

Days not worked other than the days which the driver has a right to take according to legislation. For example, an employer may choose to give drivers extra days of holiday in addition to the statutory ones. Alternatively, the driver may have the right to take unpaid leave in addition to his/her prescribed days of holiday.

These days are not counted as working days when calculating average weekly working time.

NOTE: Non-statutory days cannot be reported on the Scania Tachograph Portal.

Length of a statutory day

When you report a statutory day, that day has the length of a standardised neutral working day for the driver in question in the country he/she is operative in. The length of this day is not dependent on the driver’s planned working schedule.

If you are reporting statutory time for a whole week, the number of hours to be reported may differ from when you are only reporting one day.

In the table below, you can see how many hours a statutory day and statutory week should consist of in different markets:

NOTE: Contact a relevant authority in your country for more information on applicable regulations if you cannot find your country in the table above.


John works as a truck driver for a company which delivers goods during the night to grocery stores in the London area.

John’s ordinary working schedule is 17:00-05:00 Monday until Thursday.

During the working week in question, John starts the week as normal, but starts to feel ill at the end of his Shift on Tuesday. He finishes his Shift, but it becomes clear that he is suffering from flu and he is forced to report sick on Wednesday and Thursday.

How should the days of this week be reported?

Monday and Tuesday are regular working days.

Wednesday and Thursday are reported as statutory days as sickness absence is a valid reason for absence. As John works in Britain, each statutory day is reported as 8 hours, as this is the standardised length of a statutory day in that country (even though his planned working day was due to be 12 hours).

The statutory days are reported under Wednesday and Thursday as these are the days when the majority of John’s working Shift should have been (despite the work Shift continuing into the next day).

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are John’s weekly rest period and should therefore not be reported as statutory days or non-statutory days (as these were never intended to be working days).