16 September 2019

CLECAT Position on the EP Reports on the Social & Market Pillars of Mobility Package I

CLECAT takes note of the European Parliament’s reports on the social and market pillars of the 1st Mobility Package, adopted in April 2019.

CLECAT calls on the new EP to take the final opportunity to make corrections and allow for more flexibility as the framework, which has been proposed by the previous EP, will hamper efficiency in international road freight transport and increase empty loads. The EP should equally keep the initial objectives of the European Commission in mind: to increase enforceability, enhance focus on fighting illegal practices and simplify the current rules.

CLECAT’s main concerns on the EP’s position on the posting of drivers, driving and rest times, as well as the access to international road haulage market, are summarised in the Position Paper attached below.