Margareta Przybyla

EU Public Affairs Advisor, Expert in EU road transport legislation
Mobility Package: cross-border cooperation practices between MSs

Mobility Package: cross-border cooperation practices between MSs

The adoption of Mobility Package I has reinforced the need for mutual cooperation and exchange of information between Member States. Almost two years after Mobility Package provisions have entered into force, we can try to assess existing practices and identify the main challenges. In its report “Cooperation obligations and practices in the enforcement of EU…

ERRU in practice – case of France

ERRU in practice – case of France

In our article published on the Truck Mobility Info “ERRU: Enforcement of road transport rules in the EU” we have already explained in details the role and main functionalities of the European Register of Road Transport Undertakings (ERRU). As a reminder ERRU has the following three main functionalities, that can be used by enforcement authorities…

Driving and resting time rules of occasional bus and coach drivers are being revised

Driving and resting time rules of occasional bus and coach drivers are being revised

Driving and resting time rules of driver performing international transport in the EU are governed by regulation (EC) No 561/2026, that has been revised as part of Mobility Package I. During the political discussion it became obvious, that these rules will have to be adapted to the specificities of the passenger transport – the way…

European Commission proposes to revise Weights and Dimensions Directive and to support greening of freight

European Commission proposes to revise Weights and Dimensions Directive and to support greening of freight

The European Commission continues its efforts to further support greening of freight and reduce CO2 emissions from road transport. On 11 July a package of legislative measures has been published. The Commission puts forward proposals to optimize the use of rail transport, revise the Weights and Dimensions Directive as well as to establish common methodological…

European Court of Justice to decide soon about the Mobility Package

European Court of Justice to decide soon about the Mobility Package

There are currently a number of cases pending at the European Court of Justice against Mobility Package. On 25th of April ECJ held hearings on the annulment of certain provisions of the package and the opinions by the Advocate General are expected after summer break. Mobility Package has split the European Union in two blocks….

End of combustion engine for HDVs? European Commission proposes new CO2 emission targets.

End of combustion engine for HDVs? European Commission proposes new CO2 emission targets.

The European Commission has recently released a legislative proposal on CO2 emission targets for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). These targets shall reduce CO2 emissions in the road transport sector, where trucks and buses are responsible for 6% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions and for 25% in road transport itself. The aim is to contribute…

Professional drivers’ age and EU digital driving licence 

Professional drivers’ age and EU digital driving licence 

European Commission wants to reduce professional drivers’ age and introduce EU digital driving licence. European Commission has recently presented proposals to modernise driving licence rules, including the introduction of a digital driving licence valid throughout the EU and new provisions to facilitate the enforcement of traffic rules across borders. The main aim of the proposed…

ELA’s Training Session on Road Transport

ELA’s Training Session on Road Transport

European Labour Authority has finally published recordings from workshops devoted to #MobilityPackage with additional interpretation and enforcement guidelines on: 🔸return of the vehicle;🔸 driving and resting times;🔸 classification of serious infringements;🔸 the use of ERRU!

Shortage of drivers in the EU

Shortage of drivers in the EU

The lack of professional drivers on the market is not only a European problem, but also a global one! The situation has not been improved by rising salaries, as the working conditions in road transport still remain difficult. While the post-pandemic economy is accelerating the shortages are growing. This has been confirmed by the latest…

European Commission work programme for 2023. What’s in it for road transport?

European Commission work programme for 2023. What’s in it for road transport?

In mid-October 2022, the European Commission presented its work programme for 2023, with an aim to successfully achieve climate neutrality by 2050, shape digital future, strengthen the unique social market economy, build a Union of prosperity and make Europe stronger in the world. The Commission work programme contains 43 new policy initiatives under six headline targets….