New Mobility Package Regulation Published in the Official Journal of the EU
On the 31 July 2020, the new Regulation on the Mobility Package was published in the Official Journal of the EU. The package consists of a regulation governing access to the road haulage market and to the profession of road haulage operator or road passenger transport operator; a regulation on maximum work and minimum rest times for drivers and positioning by means of tachographs; and a directive revising enforcement requirements and laying down rules on posting of drivers.
Below are links to the amended legislation and please note the following:
- Regulation (EU) 2020/1054 on Driving and Rest Times: This Regulation enters into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal, i.e. 20 August 2020. However, point (15) of Article 1 and point (12) of Article 2 shall apply from 31 December 2024.
- Regulation (EU) 2020/1055 on Market Access (Cabotage): This Regulation enters into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal, i.e. 20 August 2020. However, its rules shall only apply from 21 February 2022.
- Directive (EU) 2020/1057 on Posting of Drivers: This Directive enters into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal, i.e. 1 August 2020. The transposition period for Member States to adopt, publish and apply the measures necessary to comply with this Directive has been set to 2 February 2022.
It should be noted that UK companies and drivers will have to comply with these rules when driving in the EU after the Transition period ends on the 31December 2020.
On the 11 August 2020, the Department for Transport published the following guidance solely relating to Driving and Rest Times, implying that those Directives which come into force in February 2022 will not be implemented.