The Driver Hour Guard TS01 & TS 02

hour guardThe Driver Hour Guard Timers have undoubtedly become the most popular timer in use today by UK & European Truck Drivers. Designed by a driver for drivers the clever timer is sure to keep you legal within the complicated driver's hours legislation. The simple to operate timer will notify you of any impending breaks or rests that you may require under the driver's hours or working time directive regulations.

At the start of the working day the Hour Guard will only allow you to end your rest period if you have successfully completed your 9 or 11 hour rest requirement. From starting working you simply press the same button as you would on your tachograph. The hour guard will then record the total driving time, other work, or periods of availability and display on the screen what time you must stop for a break. It permits you to take one 15 minute break and/or 30 minute breaks and ensures that all break requirements are met with on screen warnings as the time for a break approaches.

The Hour Guard software is programmed with the permitted breaks, therefore you can be rest assured that by using the hour guard timers you will remain within the law, drastically reducing the risks of tachograph infringements.

The timer will also alert you to maximum shifts; as you approach 15 hours the timer sounds a loud warning which must be cancelled by the driver confirming they have been made aware of the warning. If the driver has already used their three 15 hour shifts for the week, the timer will warn them as the 13 hour maximum approaches, unless a consecutive rest of 3 hours has been taken, in which case it will allow a maximum shift of 16 hours under split shift operation.

The added bonus of using the Hour Guard timers comes with its capability of showing the user their 26 week average working time, therefore allowing the driver to adjust their shifts accordingly by either increasing or decreasing the number of hours worked to make the most of the 26 week rule.

Digital Tachographs are now required to be fitted in all new trucks, but by moving a vehicle for only a few seconds, the digital tachograph will record 1 full minute, by using the hour guard you can get the most from your working day by seeing just how much driving time you have in reality.


The TS02 version operates in exactly the same way as the TS01 except the TS02 also offers the USB download facility, allowing the driver to download up to 26 weeks work from the timer 's memory onto a PC or laptop for use in spreadsheet software using CSV file format.


What benefit does the Timer offer?

Displays current driving time total for day / week / fortnight
Displays Time next break is required (automatically updated at each delivery point)
Displays Total Other Work totals recorded during current shift
Displays Total POA recorded for current day & week
Displays total number of 9 hour rest reductions remaining for week
Displays total number of 10 hour driving periods remaining for week
Displays 26 working average total and remaining balance will not allow you to take insufficient rest, i.e 9 hours rest when 11 is required
Warns you of any offences being committed i.e exceeding driving time or shift
Advises of any compensation owed for reduced weekly rests

Now both versions are sold with rechargeable batteries and include a dual 12v / 24v charger as standard.

PLEASE NOTE: The Hour Guard does not replace a tachograph, but by being used in conjunction with the tachograph it diminishes the need to remove the disc from the tacho head to find out just how much time you have available.

For government information on drivers hours please follow this link

To purchase hour guard


-1 #9 lee 2016-08-27 19:57
Does this device class poa as a break like a tachograph does.. got caught out the other day after having 15 mins poa near the end of my shift and had to stop for a break on the way back to the depot and fell asleep and when I woke up the taco said I'd finished my break but little did I know it counted down from 30 minutes instead of 45 cus it classed the 15 mins poa I had earlier in the day as a break.. it was my mistake but I was tired after working 6 days and should of known better as I went on to go 13 mins over my driving time with no warning
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