Roadside inspections

Interview with the Executive Director of ELA

Interview with the Executive Director of ELA

European Labour Mobility Congress. 24 – 25 April. 2023 in Krakow. We have been there! With a diverse range of speakers, each with their own areas of expertise, this event was an enriching platform to broaden the horizons, exchange knowledge and dive into the realm of best practices alongside a myriad of captivating speakers, each…

Joint letter from road hauliers’ associations to the EC and ELA

Joint letter from road hauliers’ associations to the EC and ELA

TTLA, NiT Hungary, Polska Unia Transportu, STOWARZYSZENIE POLSKICH PRZEWOŹNIKÓW we Francji, and Move Expert ‘s concerns about roadside control practices in France violating European Law are reflected in a joint letter dated 30.05.2023 to the European Commission and the European Labour Authority: “We, the undersigned organisations, urge you therefore to take all necessary actions to…

Local representatives: an advantage or necessity?

Local representatives: an advantage or necessity?

Enhancing Road Control Compliance: The Power of Professional Mediation for Transport Companies Recent discussions indicate a growing focus on increasing road control measures for international transport companies, aiming to ensure stricter adherence to transportation rules and improved monitoring of trucks. While road controls are essential for regulatory compliance and market entry conditions, they often pose…

New Dutch penalties for violations

New Dutch penalties for violations

On March 24, 2023, the Dutch regulations on penalties for road transport violations  were updated. These changes pertain to penalties for violations of drivers’ working times and tachographs. The new regulations introduce several significant changes, including the classification of violations as serious, very serious, and most serious. For example, the provisions of the Regulation on…

End of grace period for carriers from EU in UK

End of grace period for carriers from EU in UK

EU carriers’ rights in UK On 24 December 2022, a number of legislative changes resulting from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed between the European Union and the United Kingdom came into effect, as stated in a letter from the British Department for Transport. Until 31 March 2023, there was a transition period during…

French controls of non-EU carriers

French controls of non-EU carriers

Do you know that as a non-European transport company you need an ECMT or a bilateral authorization? The French authorities are carrying out a control campaign regarding the conformity of non-European transport companies. In view of the large number of roadside checks carried out in France on transport companies based in non-EU countries, I would…

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…

Belgium tested first remote controls of the tachographs

Belgium tested first remote controls of the tachographs

The SMART TACHOGRAPH ERA is rapidly advancing, not only in terms of the functionalities of the tachographs themselves but also in the control side of things. Recently, the Federal Highway Police in Belgium conducted a successful test of an antenna called DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications), which allows for remote control of the tachographs in…

Ban on rest in the cabin

Ban on rest in the cabin

Ban on rest in the cabin – no changes so far, but the EC will soon clarify the European rules on this obligation. In connection with numerous complaints about the bad enforcement practices of the mentioned ban that the inspectors carry out inspections in the incorrect right way especially in France and Sweden. There are…

Weekly rest time road checks in France

Weekly rest time road checks in France

Since the beginning of 2022, it seems that less and less Polish carriers’ trucks and buses have been seen on the roads in France. Companies are getting fed up with irregular and illegal inspections in France. Have you been controlled in France for taking rest in the cab? Have you received a default judgment? Have…