Road transport: Enforcement and special provisions for posted workers

28-06-2018

The EU has established a range of social measures applying to the road transport sector, which aim at improving drivers’ working conditions, road safety and competition between road operators. To give real substance to these social measures, compliance is key. The 2006 Enforcement Directive was therefore adopted to effectively implement the social provisions of the ‘Driving Time’ Regulation. The current proposal, published in the context of the European Commission’s 2017 ‘Europe on the move’ initiative, seeks to remedy some shortcomings of the Enforcement Directive, such as non-uniform implementation. Additionally, it puts forward specific rules on the posting of workers in the road sector, with a view to responding to concerns raised regarding the inadequacy of the Posting of Workers Directive provisions and administrative requirements, when applied to the road transport sector. The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted its report and a mandate to start negotiations with the Council and the Commission. However, during the June plenary session, the Parliament did not endorse the mandate. Therefore, according to the rules of procedure, the TRAN report will be put to the vote during the July plenary. The Estonian and Bulgarian Presidencies made progress on the file but could not reach a general approach. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.

The EU has established a range of social measures applying to the road transport sector, which aim at improving drivers’ working conditions, road safety and competition between road operators. To give real substance to these social measures, compliance is key. The 2006 Enforcement Directive was therefore adopted to effectively implement the social provisions of the ‘Driving Time’ Regulation. The current proposal, published in the context of the European Commission’s 2017 ‘Europe on the move’ initiative, seeks to remedy some shortcomings of the Enforcement Directive, such as non-uniform implementation. Additionally, it puts forward specific rules on the posting of workers in the road sector, with a view to responding to concerns raised regarding the inadequacy of the Posting of Workers Directive provisions and administrative requirements, when applied to the road transport sector. The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted its report and a mandate to start negotiations with the Council and the Commission. However, during the June plenary session, the Parliament did not endorse the mandate. Therefore, according to the rules of procedure, the TRAN report will be put to the vote during the July plenary. The Estonian and Bulgarian Presidencies made progress on the file but could not reach a general approach. Second edition. The ‘EU Legislation in Progress’ briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure. Please note this document has been designed for on-line viewing.