Ladies and gentlemen
The implementation of the EU Mobility Package I has continued since February 2nd, 2022. This reform is onepositive and necessary step, which primarily improves working conditions for drivers across Europeto improve and adjust. It represents the biggest change to EU road traffic rules to date
The new legal requirements will have a major impact on road freight transport capacity inEurope and have on the cost level. Among other things, the following effects can be expected:
In order to maintain quality and delivery times despite these extensive market changescan, we cannot avoid the additional costs from February 14th, 2022 in the form of a surchargeto calculate.
The amount of the surcharge, we like to call it "mobility package floater", which varies from country to countrycan be found in the attached PDF table.
We welcome the implementation of measures to improve the working situation of drivers inacross Europe, with the aim of making the industry fit for the future and making it attractive for young professionalsdesign.
These measures are indeed necessary and to be seen positively, but unfortunately they make them more expensivetransportation costs.
Overview of EU regulations
August 20, 2020
February 2, 2022
New EU regulations for the posting of drivers (minimum wage law)
February 21, 2022
•New cabotage regulations (3 journeys within 7 days followed by a 4-day waiting period / "cooling off"), including the requirement that the road section of a combined journey is also covered by the new Cabotage regulation falls
May 21, 2022
• A community license is required for road transport companies in cross-border traffic
August 21, 2023 →
• Time of installation of the intelligent tachograph version 2:
➢21. August 2023: New vehicles are to be equipped
Elements of the EU mobility package + cost effects:
EU mobility package sets requirements for the calculation of Minimum wage:
Change in calculation of minimum wage (gross / net) in different countries –
Cost effect (see mobility package floater Intertrans.)
EU mobility package other elements:
Supply and demand:
Market impact of the mobility package internationally and nationally
Effects of the mobility package from February 2022:
From February 2nd, 2022:
• Secondment regulations and change in the calculation of minimum wage with wage cost increases of 20-25%
•Return to the base of the vehicle
Minimum wage and registration
Remuneration is stipulated in accordance with the minimum wage level of the EU member states (Loading and unloading destination) for cabotage, combined transport and international 3-country transport (e.g. a Polish transport operator driving between Austria and Germany). These promotions must also be registered in a common European IT system (IMI system). Independent of With the EU mobility package, some European countries have increased the minimum wage for drivers, or the Accounting methodology changed, so that there will be higher ancillary wage costs for the entrepreneurs.
Increased documentation requirements
Increase in administration for the transport operator due to increased documentation requirements, compared to the current level.
Return to the country of registration
The truck must return to the carrier's home address every 8th week without exception. Cabotage regulation with a waiting period Cabotage trips are further restricted by introducing a waiting period (3 trips within 7 days). days - then 4 days "cooling-off" phase).
In the future, combined transport will be equated with cabotage transport and will therefore be subject to it the same restrictions in terms of the number of journeys, days of service and the waiting period.