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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…

Smart Tachograph (V2): Unlock the power of data

Smart Tachograph (V2): Unlock the power of data

Technology and trusted data ensure compliance and operational efficiency From 21st of August 2023, newly registered commercial vehicles are compelled to travel Europe’s roads with the new second-version smart tachograph on board, enabling the control and enforcement of new regulations stipulated by the Mobility Package. And for the first time in the tachograph’s now hundred-year…

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,…

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….

ROADPOL Truck & Bus Operation

ROADPOL Truck & Bus Operation

ROADPOL Operation Truck & Bus caimpaign took place from 13th to 19th February 2023.  ROADPOL Operation Truck & Bus is a coordinated European enforcement action by Traffic Police Officers from each ROADPOL member country and takes place on Europe’s roads four times each year. Commercial busses and heavy goods vehicles are stopped and checked at the roadside…

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…

Certificate A1 – obligation to verify the social situation of the foreign contractor in France

Certificate A1 – obligation to verify the social situation of the foreign contractor in France

Obligation of vigilance of the contracting party using a transport undertaking not established in France for a service with loading or unloading location in France. How is the requirement for A1 certificates defined by European legislation?  As explained in the Regulations No 883/2004 and 987/2009 on the coordination of the social security systems. Regulation No…

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….