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Navigating intermodal transport. A case study in France

Navigating intermodal transport. A case study in France

A recent incident in France has brought attention to a case of irregular cabotage, highlighting the complexities of intermodal transport and following regulations. Upon arrival at the port of Marseille, a semi-trailer coupled with a truck for the inland journey of more than 500 km. This connection at the port of Marseille was seen as…

Drivers: do they have free will where to spend their rest time?

Drivers: do they have free will where to spend their rest time?

It has already been said many times that the main purpose of the Mobility Package I was to guarantee the rights of drivers and improve their working conditions. So obviously, drivers should have also the right to choose where they wish to spend their rest time; however, the discussion of today is if this is…

New Dutch collective agreement wage rates applicable from 01.01.2024

New Dutch collective agreement wage rates applicable from 01.01.2024

New Dutch minimum wages rates starting 1st of January 2024 According to the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, the Dutch Collective agreement for the transport of professional goods is also applicable for the remuneration of foreign transport companies’ drivers posted to the Netherlands. As a result, the minimum wage rates mentioned in the…

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices?

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices?

Will TRACE 2 Guidance be Considered by Foreign Authorities to harmonize Roadside Checks’ practices? Since the implementation of Mobility Package 1, navigating international transportation rules has become quite challenging. Each country often interprets regulations differently, and discrepancies may arise not only between regions but also among various controlling authorities within the same country. Moreover, each…

New Austrian Collective agreement wage rates from 1st of January 2024

New Austrian Collective agreement wage rates from 1st of January 2024

New Austrian minimum wage rates starting 1st of January 2024 The remuneration rules applicable to drivers posted in Austria are described by the collective agreement of the freight transport. Since 1st of January 2024, the minimum wages specified in the agreement have augmented as follows:   TYPE Normal hourly wage 2023 € With seniority of up to 5…

Posting of drivers to Germany

Posting of drivers to Germany

IMPORTANT LAST UPDATE (2023-12-27): The legal minimum wage will undergo an increase to EUR 12.41 per hour on January 1, 2024. Based on the Directive (EU) 2020/1057 all drivers posted to Germany must be remunerated in accordance with the local wage rules applicable in Germany (Posting rules). There is no universally binding collective agreement for…

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…

Holding all (driver) cards: How to handle the extended recording period

Holding all (driver) cards: How to handle the extended recording period

Holding all (driver) cards: How to handle the extended recording period Where are the challenges when we switch from 28 to 56 days? Some commercial drivers are already looking towards the end of next year with a feeling of unease. From December 31, 2024, driver cards’ recording period will be extended to 56 days. But…

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…

The next Roadpol operation ‘Truck&Bus’: compliance issues

The next Roadpol operation ‘Truck&Bus’: compliance issues

The upcoming European RoadPol operation ‘Truck&Bus’ is scheduled to run from November 6th to November 12th, 2023. This initiative is a part of ROADPOL’s multiple approach to traffic law enforcement, aimed at tackling the illegal operations of commercial heavy goods vehicles and buses, all in the pursuit of enhancing road safety and fighting road-related crimes….