Posting rules for drivers

European Commission is clarifying rules referred to the ban on resting time in the cabin

European Commission is clarifying rules referred to the ban on resting time in the cabin

The European Commission has been informed on several occasions that, some national authorities were requiring drivers to provide evidence, such as hotel bills, to prove that they spent their regular weekly rest in adequate accommodation outside the vehicle. In this context, the European Commission has published a new part of explanation regarding the regular weekly…

Posting scenarios explained: unladen journeys

Posting scenarios explained: unladen journeys

New posting rules, established by the lex specialis Directive 2020/1057, lay down specific rules on posting in the transport sector (Unladen journeys). It distinguishes between types of transport operations to which rules on posting should apply and those not covered by posting regime. As explained in the Questions and Answers on posting of drivers under…

Posting scenarios explained: cabotage operations

Posting scenarios explained: cabotage operations

The lex specialis Directive 2020/1057 lays down specific rules on posting in the transport sector. It distinguishes between types of transport operations (cabotage operations) to which rules on posting should apply and those not covered by posting regime. As explained in the Questions and Answers on posting of drivers under Directive (EU) 2020/1057 in the…

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…

Posting scenarios explained: cross-trade operations

Posting scenarios explained: cross-trade operations

The lex specialis Directive 2020/1057 lays down specific rules on posting in the transport sector. It distinguishes between types of transport operations to which rules on posting should apply and those not covered by posting regime. As explained in the Questions and Answers on posting of drivers under Directive (EU) 2020/1057 in the context of…

Obligatory return of the vehicle

Obligatory return of the vehicle

European Commission has revised its guidelines on the obligatory return of the vehicle Obligatory return of the vehicle each eight weeks to one of the operational centres in the Member State of establishment has entered into force on 21 February 2022. In order to secure harmonised understanding and enforcement of this obligation, the European Commission…

ERRU: Enforcement of road transport rules in the EU

ERRU: Enforcement of road transport rules in the EU

In order to secure effective enforcement of rules within the road transport of goods, there is a need for common rules as well as exchange of information on road transport operators between competent authorities from all Member States. In the EU, exchange of information is possible via the European Registers of Road Transport Undertakings (ERRU),…

Posting of drivers via temporary

Posting of drivers via temporary

The scope of the lex specialis Directive covers drivers that are posted on the territory of EU Member States directly via transport operators that provide transport services to another independent party. As a result, intragroup posting as well as posting of drivers via temporary work agencies are excluded from lex specialis and governed by the…

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…

Organize the return of the vehicle

Organize the return of the vehicle

How to organize the obligatory return of the vehicle ? While most of the proposals in the Mobility Package are effective, the new obligation to arrange for the return of each vehicle to the company’s operating center in the country of establishment at least every 8 weeks came into force only on 21 February 2022….

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