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12 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:11 GMT+2



July 9, 2020

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The European Parliament has approved without modification the Mobility Package

Measures to end distortions of competition in transport sector and ensure better working conditions for drivers

Last night, the European Parliament approved without amendments the so-called Mobility Package that has been adopted by EU ministers in April and which aims to end distortions of competition in the transport sector and better rest conditions for drivers. In In particular, the rules on the posting of drivers, driving times and rest periods and has been stricter enforcement of the rules on cabotage, i.e. the transport of goods carried out Member State from non-resident carriers.

New rules on working conditions for drivers companies have to organize their schedules that drivers engaged in freight services can return home at regular intervals (every year) three or four weeks, depending on their working hours). In addition, the mandatory regular weekly rest will not be possible carried out in the cab of the truck and if this period of rest is carried out away from home, the company is required to pay the accommodation costs.

About cabotage, the Package provides that the tachographs of vehicles are used to register border crossings at the counter fraud. In addition, to avoid cabotage systematic, there is a period of incompatibility four days before further action can be made cabotage operations within the same country with the same vehicle.

In order to combat the use of fictitious companies, companies transport will need to be able to prove that they are predominantly Member State where they are registered. In addition, trucks will have to return to the company's headquarters for every eight weeks and the use of light commercial vehicles of more than 2.5 tonnes will be subject to EU transporter rules including the provision of a tachograph for Vans.

Finally, the new rules are intended to provide a framework legal framework to avoid different national approaches and ensure that fair driver remuneration. The rules on posting will apply to cabotage and transport operations excluding transit, bilateral and international operations bilateral operations with two loading or unloading operations Additional.

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