By European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Brussels, 23 January 2020 – In December 2019, commercial vehicle registrations increased by 5.7% across the European Union, ending three months of decline.
A major step forward was taken today in securing key reform of the EU road transport sector, when the Council’s Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved a set of proposals – known as the mobility package – on drivers’ working conditions, special posting rules for drivers in international transport, access to the haulage market, and improved enforcement. The new rules are designed to ensure a balance between improved working conditions for drivers and the freedom to provide cross-border services for operators, and will also contribute to road safety. In addition, they will provide much-needed clarity for the sector and put an end to uneven application of these rules between member states. A provisional agreement was reached between the Council presidency and the European Parliament on 11 December.