Since February 2022, the large majority of Mobility Package 1 provisions are applicable, and the industry is already coping with the new rules. The majority of the key posting scenarios have been clarified by the European Commission services. The TRACE2 project has also advanced and the first guidance notes have been presented and discussed with enforcers. Common understanding and harmonised implementation and enforcement of the MP1 rules is crucial for both companies and enforcers, to ensure fair and efficient market functioning.
The objective of the workshop is to take stock of the progress made since February 2022 and serve as a stepstone towards a common understanding and harmonised enforcement of MP1 provisions across all EU Member States.
Hence, the structure of the workshop, in which implementation and enforcement guidelines are provided by the variousTRACE2 focus groups leaders on the four key areas of MP1, followed by discussions with operators and enforcers.
European Commission services, Member States’ competent and enforcement authorities, third countries affected by MP1 rules, road transport companies and drivers, and their representative organisations.
Some 150 participants are expected to join the debate.
Moderator: Raluca Marian, IRU
- Opening: Kristian Schmidt, DG MOVE
- 10:15 – 11:15 – SESSION 1 – driving and rest time and posting of drivers
- Key TRACE2 recommendations on the enforcement of the amended driving and rest time rules, Hans Drijer, Focus group leader on driving and rest time rule, followed by a debate
- Key TRACE2 recommendations on the enforcement of Lex specialis on posting of drivers, Rémy Russotto, CEO, CORTE, followed by a debate
- 11:15 – 12:15 – SESSION 2 – cabotage and return of the vehicle
- Key TRACE2 recommendations on the enforcement of the amended cabotage and cooling off rules, Marc Billiet, Focus group leader on access to market, followed by a debate
- Key TRACE2 recommendations on the enforcement of the return of the vehicle, Oleg Kamberski, Focus group leader on access to profession, followed by a debate
- Conclusions – 12:15