New posting and cabotage rules: The three transport associations from France, the Nordic countries and Germany recall that the Mobility Package will contribute to combatting social dumping, to improve the drivers’ working conditions in our sector and to establish a level playing field with fair market conditions.
Erik Østergaard, NLA Chairman: “The European Commission has made many efforts to help the implementation process of the “posting of drivers directive”. The directive is instrumental to ensure fair transport in Europe. It guarantees the remuneration of drivers according to the standards of the country where the transport service has been provided. Now it is up to the Member States to implement rapidly and enforce efficiently this directive.”
Florence Berthelot, FNTR General Delegate: “With the new legal framework on cabotage and the cooling-off period we have a tool in our hands to stop unfair market practises by prohibiting the circumvention of the cabotage rules. We need to enforce these provisions vigorously.”
Prof. Dr. Dirk Engelhardt, BGL-CEO: ”We already note positive market reactions to the Mobility Package and observe that companies establish closer to the markets they serve. In order to make the new transport rules a true success, much more enforcement is needed, also with respect to the return of the driver and the truck.”
Return of the truck every eight weeks and an example of tour planning: almost 22.000 km/eight weeks before returning home
The whole press release of the Common office can be downloaded from the link below.