20 July 2012

EMS Forum supports EC legal interpretation of Directive 96/53

The EMS Forum welcomes clarity on the cross-border use of EMS and strongly supports the European Commission in its respect of the original intentions of the legislator.


The EMS Forum, bringing together industry stakeholders promoting the use of European Modular Concept (EMS) vehicle combinations in the EU, is surprised that the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has written to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso asking the European Commission to revoke its interpretation of Directive 96/53 on weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles. On 13 June 2012, the Commission confirmed that cross-border use of and trials with EMS vehicle combinations between two consenting Member States, already allowing national use or trials, is in accordance with Directive 96/53.


The Full Press Release is available here.