Irish hauliers face EU-wide regulation changes

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Irish hauliers operating in Europe are set to encounter a raft of road transport rule changes starting next month.

First up is an EU-wide regulation change, which comes into force on February 2, where a number of changes to the Mobility Package will enter into force.

This includes the following:

  • the obligation to report the posting of drivers in a special interface for carriers connected to the IMI Internal Market Information System
  • the obligation to pay drivers at least the full minimum wage applicable in each member state while they are working there
  • the obligation to register border crossings on digital tachographs
  • the mandatory return of commercial vehicles to their base every 8 weeks
  • a maximum of 3 cabotage operations in one country may be performed within a 7-day period. After this period, the truck may not enter this country for 4 days.

In addition, as of May 30th, there are additional rules for the transport of goods via light vehicles.

Watch this space for updates.

 

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