Road haulage reform

EU: Mobility package gets the go ahead

by Port News Editorial Staff

The EU Council has given the go ahead to the new mobility package which guarantees a balance between better social and working conditions for drivers and provides cross-border services for hauliers, also contributing to road safety.

The measure consists of a directive (on the posting of drivers) and two regulations, one governing access to the road haulage market and another dealing, among other things, with maximum working hours and minimum rest periods for drivers.

Today’s vote, through the Council, was endorsed at first reading. The legal acts must now be adopted by the European Parliament at second reading before being published in the Official Journal. The two regulations will enter into force 20 days after their publication; the directive will enter into force the day after its publication.

Translation by Giles Foster

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