Agnieszka Martinez

Legal Adviser, Specialist for the posting of drivers at Move Expert
Tachograph: national practices will no longer be the norm

Tachograph: national practices will no longer be the norm

Source from guideduchrono.com Marc BOUGAUT Can a HGV driver be fined abroad for tampering with a tachograph that is not required or sanctioned in his own country? Following publication in the EU’s Official Journal, the provisions governing tachograph manipulation will apply throughout the Union. National practices will no longer be the norm With regard to…

New FAQ from the French Transport Ministry: Conditions for Taking Regular Weekly Rest time for Truck drivers

New FAQ from the French Transport Ministry: Conditions for Taking Regular Weekly Rest time for Truck drivers

Update as of June 12, 2024: The FAQ that was published on the French Transport Ministry’s website has been removed. We will provide further updates once the new version is published. Two years after the implementation of the new posting rules resulting from the Mobility Package, we observed a new reality on the roads in…

IRU and ETF Advocate for EU Action on Rights and Conditions of Third-Country Drivers

IRU and ETF Advocate for EU Action on Rights and Conditions of Third-Country Drivers

On April 19, the  International Road Transport Union (IRU) and ETF jointly contacted European Commissioner Nicolas Schmit regarding the need for enhanced regulations for third-country drivers working in EU companies. This collaborative effort aims to tackle challenges such as driver shortages within the road transport sector. In this context, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) and…

Navigating intermodal transport. A case study in France

Navigating intermodal transport. A case study in France

A recent incident in France has brought attention to a case of irregular cabotage, highlighting the complexities of intermodal transport and following regulations. Upon arrival at the port of Marseille, a semi-trailer coupled with a truck for the inland journey of more than 500 km. This connection at the port of Marseille was seen as…

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices?

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices?

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices? Since the implementation of Mobility Package 1, navigating international transportation rules has become quite challenging. Each country often interprets regulations differently, and discrepancies may arise not only between regions but also among various controlling authorities within the same country. Moreover, each…

Truck & Bus Operation: Vehicle Inspections in Belgium, France, and Romania (November 6-12, 2023)

Truck & Bus Operation: Vehicle Inspections in Belgium, France, and Romania (November 6-12, 2023)

From November 6th to 12th, 2023, the European Labour Authority (ELA) collaborated with the European Roads Policing Network (ROADPOL) to address irregularities in road transport. In this joint effort, 86 law enforcement officers from various countries conducted inspections on 192 vehicles across Belgium, France, and Romania. The “Truck and Bus Operation” campaign uncovered numerous violations…

Illegal roadside checks – passing problem or ongoing concern?

Illegal roadside checks – passing problem or ongoing concern?

Over the past months, a significant increase of illegal roadside checks has unfolded since February 2022, persisting to the present day. According to our statistical data, a staggering 80% of transport companies lack sufficient time to prepare the necessary evidence requested during roadside checks. Illegal roadside checks practise In the past two years, disparities in…

NEW OBLIGATIONS FOR NON-EU CARRIERS POSTING DRIVERS TO POLAND

NEW OBLIGATIONS FOR NON-EU CARRIERS POSTING DRIVERS TO POLAND

Since 18th of August 2023 non-EU carriers posting drivers to Poland must declare the posting via the national Polish system and appoint a local contact point authorized to mediate in contacts between the company and the National Labour Authority. This representative needs to stay in Poland during the posting period, help to mediate the control…

An advisor to the CJEU supports Denmark’s position on a maximum parking time of 25 hours for lorries

An advisor to the CJEU supports Denmark’s position on a maximum parking time of 25 hours for lorries

Restriction in Denmark’s on a maximum parking time of 25 hours for lorries limits the freedom to provide road transport services? The European Commission request the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to declare that the Kingdom of Denmark has failed to fulfil its obligations under the provisions of EU law relating to…

France to intensify truck overweight checks

France to intensify truck overweight checks

An official French decree, released on July 7th, amplifies the responsibility of employers and order issuers in cases where the permissible weight limit of a commercial road transport vehicle is surpassed. Furthermore, the decree introduces a provision for remote weight checks on vehicles, which will make it much easier to identify trucks with an overweight…