Agnieszka Martinez

Legal Adviser, Specialist for the posting of drivers at Move Expert
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…

EU’s reply to Joint Letter from Road Haulier’s Associations to EC and ELA

EU’s reply to Joint Letter from Road Haulier’s Associations to EC and ELA

I am delighted to bring some encouraging news and keep you informed about the recent progress concerning our joint letter sent to the European Commission and the European Labour Authority on May 30, 2023. The transport associations came together in a joint letter and expressed their profound concerns about the roadside control practices in France,…

Remote tachograph detection

Remote tachograph detection

Anticipating the deadline of August 19, 2024, Denmark, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy already have equipped themselves to communicate remotely with tachographs installed in moving vehicles. The impact of remote detection will be far more significant for hauliers than the upcoming arrival of the chrono 1C V2. It doesn’t only…

The new posting directive transposed to Germany

The new posting directive transposed to Germany

The Draft Act on the Regulation of the Posting of Drivers in the Road Transport Sector and on the Cross-Border Enforcement of the Posting of Workers Act has been adopted in Germany on 1st of March 2023.  The draft act transposes EU law requirements in the area of posting law into national law. However, it…