16 Road Haulage Associations demand the finalisation of the Mobility Package 1

Date: 01, May 2020

 Brussels, 27 April 2020

16 Road Haulage Associations demand the finalisation of the Mobility Package 1

We, the road haulage associations from: FNTR (France), BGL (Germany), NLA (Nordics) DTL, ITD (Denmark), SA (Sweden), NLF (Norway), Fin Mobility (Finland), CESMAD Bohemia (Czech Republic), CESMAD Slovakia (Slovakia), TLN (The Netherlands), CONFTRASPORTO, FAI (Italy), ASTIC, CETM (Spain), ANTRAM (Portugal), urgently call for the finalisation of legislative procedure on the Mobility Package 1.

After three years of legislative work, the package awaits final approval in the European Parliament. It is therefore now essential that also the MEPS put an end to a fragmented Europas road transport market with many different approaches by Member States. This will ensure a harmonized European framework, a better level playing field and faire competition between road haulage companies.

We cannot any longer afford wasting time when other big challenges like innovation, digitalisation, clean energy and clean transport lie ahead! The current COVID-19 crisis is all the more reason to adopt the Mobility Package 1 in order to ensure clarity and harmonised rules for the road haulage sector in Europe.

Today's crisis demonstrates clearly that well-functioning home freight transport markets are as necessary as the international transport to keep the logistic chain moving which guarantees the supplies for our population.

Contacts:

Isabelle Maître (FNTR) + 32 476 984 283
Dirk Saile (BGL) + 32 497 462 880
Torsten Laksafoss Holbek (NLA) +32 474 048 005
Jan Nemec (CESMAD Bohemia – CESMAD Slovakia) +32 473 451 887