The use of hired vehicles without drivers for the carriage of goods by road

11-04-2017

European legislation on the use of hired vehicles without drivers for the carriage of goods by road has been in operation for 25 years. Directive 2006/1/EC includes legal provisions from the 1980s that reflect the needs of the sector at that time. Today, this legislation should be reviewed to correspond to operators’ actual needs, as well as to align with the latest issues in the haulage market sector and with current EU policy priorities.

European legislation on the use of hired vehicles without drivers for the carriage of goods by road has been in operation for 25 years. Directive 2006/1/EC includes legal provisions from the 1980s that reflect the needs of the sector at that time. Today, this legislation should be reviewed to correspond to operators’ actual needs, as well as to align with the latest issues in the haulage market sector and with current EU policy priorities.