FTA Ireland continue to Lobby on key points such as rest in the cab; operator licencing for Van operators, change in Cabotage rules.
The Mobility Package contains the following proposals:
- Posting (ie. minimum wage) obligations
- A proposed revision of the Eurovignette Directive for road tolling, with proposals to move towards distance-based tolling rather than time-based systems and to introduce incentives for CO2 efficient vehicles.
- A recast of the Directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems, designed to increase interoperability and put an end to the need for multiple boxes in the cab.
- A revision of the Regulations on Access to Road Haulage Market, with changes to the rules regulating cabotage (going from 3 operations in 7 days to an unlimited number of operations in 5 days), and to the occupation of road transport undertaking (ie. Operator Licensing), with proposals focused on the van sector (including financial standing rules for vans)
- A revision of the Directive on the Use of Hired Goods Vehicles
- A revision of Directive 2006/22/EC on implementation of social legislation and proposals to streamline requirements on posting of workers (ie. minimum wage rules)
- A revision of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 on driving and rest periods and of Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 on tachographs
The EU Regulations on Operator Licensing, Access to the Market, Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs have been revised. Furthermore, a new piece of legislation harmonising administrative requirements relating to local minimum wages for international drivers will be adopted. The revised regulations and the new directive were published in the Official Journal of the EU on 31 July 2020. The first changes will become applicable on 20 August 2020. Please download our briefing note for more detailed information.