With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece
Better working conditions for truck drivers across the EU
New EU rules on road transport aim to end distortion of competition in the sector while providing better working conditions for drivers. Find out more.
On 8 July, MEPs approved the mobility package for road transport, following its adoption by the transport committee in June. The new rules have been provisionally agreed with EU ministers and were adopted by the Council on 7 April.
The package comprises three key elements: better enforcement of cabotage rules, posting of drivers and drivers’ rest times.
Though the EU already regulates all these areas, loopholes exist and difficulties in enforcement have led EU countries to implement them differently. The new rules will provide a clear and common framework for the road transport sector.
Below you will find an overview of each element of the package.
More rest and time at home
Clear rules on posting of drivers
Fair and competitive road transport sector
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Source: European Parliament