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Joint Nordic Letter for the Nordic Ministers

Date: 07 June, 2017

There are many good elements, but we are not quite sure how it all works together. Thats how you could summarise the comments on the new Mobility Package made by the leading road transport associations in the Nordic countries in a joint letter to the Nordic ministers prior to the meeting on June 8 in the EU Transport Council.

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New rules proposed for a more fair road transport industry

Date: 31 May, 2017

After a couple of years work the European Commission today finally adopted a big package of proposals for a new regime for commercial road transport in the EU. The new rules will have an effect on almost all elements relevant for a road transport company: rules for the establishment of road transport companies, rules on their access to the market in the EU, rules on the social conditions that needs to be applied as concerns pay, driving and rest time, and working time; new rules on the control of road transport companies in the EU; new rules on road charges paid by the industry and a new system for monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions from road transport. In other words – quite a mouthful.

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Swedish member turns 100 and looks to the future

Date: 05 May, 2017

At its annual meeting on May 4, 2017 the Swedish member of NLA, Swedish Association of Road Transport Companies, celebrated its 100 years’ anniversary. The events of the day chronicled the extraordinary events in Sweden from the first initiatives in 1917 for gathering the road transport companies into one association to the challenges faced by the industry today.

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The Czech view: Social Aspects of the Road Package

Date: 27 March, 2017

The Czech minister of Transport, Mr Dan Tok was very clear in his statement at this mornings breakfast meeting on the social aspects of the road package: We want to be mediators between the different positions on EU road transport policy! At a breakfast meeting organised at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic, to which NLA was invited, the minister of transport expressed his understanding for the initiatives taken as concerns minimum wage etc, but he did not accept that it was reasonable to use these measures to hinder the free circulation.

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