If you want to lend the company truck to your employees for private use, you should follow a few rules.
Again and again, employees are lending their company’s trucks to organize a private move. According to Article 3h of EU Regulation No 561/2006 there is an exemption (non-commercial carriage of goods) in favor of drivers.
For “vehicles or combinations of vehicles with a maximum permissible mass of not more than 7,5 tonnes used for the non-commercial transport of goods”:
• The control unit must be set to “out of scope”.
• The driver card does not have to be inserted in this case.
• Before and after, however, a print should be made and kept for verification purposes.
Examples in which this exception applies:
The private relocation, domestic weekly purchase, private purchases of large household items (furniture, washing machine, etc.), transports of non-profit associations or organizations, which are carried out within the scope of the non-profit purpose without the intention of winning.