Social and Working Conditions of Road Transport Hauliers

15-04-2013

The study provides an analysis of the social and working conditions of professional drivers engaged in the road freight transport sector. It concentrates on the fundamental social issues that arise in this transport segment, including driving times and rest periods as well as practical aspects that impact directly on the quality of life of drivers, e.g. employment schemes and income levels. After an overall analysis of the legal framework, which includes the EU legislation relevant for the social dimension of road freight transport, the findings of a stakeholder and driver consultation are reported.

The study provides an analysis of the social and working conditions of professional drivers engaged in the road freight transport sector. It concentrates on the fundamental social issues that arise in this transport segment, including driving times and rest periods as well as practical aspects that impact directly on the quality of life of drivers, e.g. employment schemes and income levels. After an overall analysis of the legal framework, which includes the EU legislation relevant for the social dimension of road freight transport, the findings of a stakeholder and driver consultation are reported.

External author

TRT Trasporti e Territorio Srl - Alessio Sitran, Enrico Pastori