EU mobility package 2022

3/1/2022

The Mobility Package decided by the EU entails changes in the transport sector when the new rules now enter into force. The first step was in August 2020 and the second step came into force in February 2022.

The Mobility Package decided by the EU entails changes in the transport sector when the new rules now enter into force. The first step was in August 2020 and the second step came into force in February 2022.

 Purpose:

The EU Mobility Package aims to ensure better conditions for truck drivers and to clarify the rules for truck drivers abroad.

 Executed:

  • Truck drivers are not allowed to spend a weekly rest in the cabin. The weekly rest must take place in a suitable and gender-adapted accommodation with sleeping and sanitary facilities. The accommodation must be paid for by the employer.
  • Truck drivers must have the opportunity to return to their home country every three to four weeks.
  • An average weekly working time of a maximum of 48 hours over a 4-month period.
  • A daily working time of a maximum of 10 hours within a period of 24 hours where night work is performed.

The posting of the truck drivers must take place in the countries where the driver will operate. The employer must issue a posting declaration which must state the period with the start and end date of the assignment for each country. All data must be registered in IMI (European Internal Market Information System).

  • When a truck reaches the quota of permitted cabotage transports in a given country, the truck and driver must leave the country for a cooling-off period of four days before they can return to that country.
  • Every eight weeks, the Truck must return to the country of establishment, ie the country where the vehicle is registered.

The consequences of the rules that have already been introduced and the changes that will be introduced in the future are as follows:

  • The shortage of capacity and drivers will be even greater than it already is today
  • More complicated and more expensive administration and documentation
  • Higher overheads and reduced capacity lead to higher shipping prices
  • Negative environmental impact

The EU Mobility Package will affect transport planning, including transport costs. Therefore, it is important to follow the changes to ensure proper planning.

European Commission