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.

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More rest and time at home

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Clear rules on posting of drivers

Posted workers

Fair and competitive road transport sector

Cabotage

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Date of last update:

09/07/2020

The LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) [LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment and the Greek Green Fund. Its aim is creating an optimization platform for last mile delivery of goods, taking environmental aspects into consideration.

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