Agnieszka Martinez

Legal Adviser, Specialist for the posting of drivers at Move Expert
Is “Macron’ Law” still applicable in France?

Is “Macron’ Law” still applicable in France?

Massive communication about new posting rules coming from the Directive 2020/1057 caused a consequence that transport companies misunderstood the total frame of all posting rules in Europe and did not pay an attention to still applicable local rules as, for example, the French “Macron’ Law” which is still applicable even for the bilateral operations if…

How many penalty’ points may a truck driver get in Germany?

How many penalty’ points may a truck driver get in Germany?

International trucking companies and its truck drivers maintain the transportation of goods throughout Europe, but in conducting this business they must comply with many European regulations in order to be compliant. Any driver (German or non-German) has to comply according to the posting rules and penalty points on their driving licence. Therefore, any driver committing…

The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate EU road agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate EU road agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

The new EU road transport agreements with Ukraine and Moldova would replace existing bilateral transport agreements with EU countries and temporarily facilitate road freight transport, allowing Ukrainian, Moldovan and EU hauliers to transit through and operate between each other’s territories, without the need for related permits. The two deals are part of the EU’s response…

New posting rules will apply to Norway as of 1st of November 2022

New posting rules will apply to Norway as of 1st of November 2022

In June 2022, the Norwegian government announced changes to transport regulations to implement the Mobility Package regulations. It is now known that the new rules will take effect for road freight transport as of 1st of November 2022. The new posting rules resulting from the Mobility Package, concern driving and rest times for drivers, the use of…

Fuel shortage: exemptions on heavy vehicle traffic extended

Fuel shortage: exemptions on heavy vehicle traffic extended

Faced with the difficulties of the strike in France, European road carriers are indispensable: to facilitate fuel deliveries and our supplies, France have extended the exceptional measures allowing them to circulate more weekend and in the coming days. The government renews the traffic authorization for trucks over 7.5 t transporting hydrocarbons, from October 14 to…

Roadside checks in Sweden. Ban to take a regular weekly rest in the cabin of the vehicle

Roadside checks in Sweden. Ban to take a regular weekly rest in the cabin of the vehicle

As an employer of the transport company, your driver has been stopped and checked in Sweden for regular weekly rest time?  The Swedish authority doesn’t accept the proofs of taking weekly rest time in a private home. The transport company was fined for not compliance with the Article 8. 8 of the Regulation EC 561/…

Missing record sheets = One single penalty

Missing record sheets = One single penalty

Application of the Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 on tachographs in road transport sector As a general rule, transport operators are subject to obligation to produce the record sheets relating to the period covering the current day and the previous 28 days as provided in Article 36 of the Regulation (EU) No. 165/2014.   In accordance…

Road checks related to rest time in France

Road checks related to rest time in France

Road checks related to rest time in France Does your, as an employer of the transport company, driver have ever been stopped and checked in France for regular weekly rest time?  And you have paid at least 750 euros as a “consignation “in France? By judgment of May 19, 2022, the French Police Court of…

New campaign organized by ELA

New campaign organized by ELA

New campaign organized by ELA: Leaflets on “Driving and Resting Times” and “Posting of drivers” The last week, ELA coordinated several joint inspections in road transport with participation of authorities from EU Member States. More than half of the EU Member States, 18 EU Member States participated in the joint inspections. As European Labour Authority…

18 EU Member States in ELA inspections

18 EU Member States in ELA inspections

More than half of the EU Member States have participated in ELA inspections ELA announced that last week they coordinated several joint inspections in road transport with participation of authorities from EU Member States. In general, more than half of the EU Member States, 18 EU Member States already participated in these joint inspections with…

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