Posting rules for drivers

Posting of drivers in Denmark. Clarifications verified by the Danish Road Traffic Authority

Posting of drivers in Denmark. Clarifications verified by the Danish Road Traffic Authority

What evidences should be presented by the transport operator to the Danish Road Traffic Authority in order to be proven that a driver has not been posted in Denmark? Help with the posting of drivers in the Internal Market Information System (IMI) is significant part of our work. We have experienced a number of instances,…

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…

Mobility Package: National provisions on third country operators and drivers employed by work agencies

Mobility Package: National provisions on third country operators and drivers employed by work agencies

As Member States are still in the process of shaping their enforcement practices of Mobility Package 1, we start gaining some clarity on the treatment of 3rd country operators as well as drivers employed by temporary work agencies. Some national practices have been summarized by the European Labour Authority in its “Report on cooperation obligations…

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…

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…

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…

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,…