Road transport operators and the international haulage market

28-06-2018

In order to contribute to the efficient functioning of the single market in road transport and to ensure fair competition between resident and non-resident hauliers, the EU put in place two regulations, which have applied since December 2011. They modernised the rules on admission to the occupation of road transport operator and access to the road transport market. Despite the improvements they brought in the sector, persistent shortcomings such as diverging national interpretations and application of the rules, and uneven enforcement called for a revision of both acts. On 31 May 2017, in the framework of its mobility package, the European Commission adopted a new proposal, which should address the main shortcomings affecting the sector, improve its competitiveness and efficiency. The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted its report and a negotiating mandate for trilogue. However, during the June plenary session, the Parliament did not endorse the mandate. Hence, according to the rules of procedure, the TRAN report will be put to the vote during the July plenary session. 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.

In order to contribute to the efficient functioning of the single market in road transport and to ensure fair competition between resident and non-resident hauliers, the EU put in place two regulations, which have applied since December 2011. They modernised the rules on admission to the occupation of road transport operator and access to the road transport market. Despite the improvements they brought in the sector, persistent shortcomings such as diverging national interpretations and application of the rules, and uneven enforcement called for a revision of both acts. On 31 May 2017, in the framework of its mobility package, the European Commission adopted a new proposal, which should address the main shortcomings affecting the sector, improve its competitiveness and efficiency. The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted its report and a negotiating mandate for trilogue. However, during the June plenary session, the Parliament did not endorse the mandate. Hence, according to the rules of procedure, the TRAN report will be put to the vote during the July plenary session. 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.