Since 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed.
Transport by road is vital for Europe, carrying around three quarters of inland freight in the EU. However, the truck parking areas where drivers rest are insufficient or in desperate need of an upgrade. Now employers’ organisations and trade unions in European road transport have joined forces to request action from the EU and its Member States to create a denser network of safe and secure truck parking areas (SSTPAs) offering appropriate services. The Social Partners, IRU and ETF, met EU Transport Commissioner Bulc to call for dedicated support mechanisms and incentives to ensure the necessary policies and funding.