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Parliamentary questions
17 May 2018
E-001356/2018
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the Commission

The Commission has proposed, as part of its first Mobility Package presented on 31 May 2017, to apply specific rules on access to profession to Light commercial vehicles (LCV),. Installing tachographs for these vehicles would result in additional costs and administrative burden for SMEs and would require a careful assessment. In this context, the Commission also proposed the mandatory collection of data on the prevalence of Light commercial vehicles in national and international transport, in order to get a better idea on whether further measures might become necessary.

LCV drivers who are mobile workers fall within the scope of the Working Time Directive(1) which lays down minimum safety and health requirements for the organisation of working time. The directive limits their average maximum weekly working time to 48 hours. Although the EU rules on daily rest, breaks, weekly rest and length of night work do not apply on such workers, Member States are still required to take necessary measures to ensure that such mobile workers are entitled to ‘adequate rest’.

(1)Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time, OJ L 299, 18.11.2003, p. 9‐19.

Last updated: 17 May 2018Legal notice