Road to Fair Transport Campaign
Every day, countless transport operations are being carried out across the EU. The road transport sector is essential to our European economy. However, it is also a sector that has to deal with several challenges, some are specific for drivers, or operators, others are problematic for both.
Road Transport sector constitutes an increasingly important area for the European Labour Authority. Enforcing EU legislation addressing the social aspects of specific legislation in a highly mobile environment raises numerous challenges. Relevant legal framework for this sector ‘Mobility Package I’ in place since August 2020 addressed some of these issues. It contains a set of rules that have gradually become applicable, for example the rules on posting of drivers or the rules on driving and resting time. These new rules brought changes the road transport sector and also new challenges in their practical application.
It is one step to have the rules in place, the second step is to ensure that drivers and operators are informed about the rules, and a third, that the rules are enforced effectively. In line with this, the Authority published its Framework for Action on road transport, where it announced a number of activities planned for 2022, including the set-up of a coordinated information and awareness raising campaign on road transport.
#Road2FairTransport: ELA's 2022 awareness raising campaign
The #Road2FairTransport campaign aims to further explain legislative changes brought by the Mobility Package I, inform about the rights and obligations of the drivers and operators, as well as provide materials and guidance on various topics related to the road transport sector. ELA has prepared a package of communication materials and provided it to the campaign partners in the Member States. The campaign runs via social media channels, and also locally along the most trafficked highways in the EU. ELA also prepared leaflets with clear information for drivers about the new rules in all EU languages and 5 additional languages, including Ukrainian.
ELA will also carry out local information sessions and roadshows, on the spot as well as online, targeting drivers and operators. When it comes to the enforcement of the applicable rules, ELA will support the organisation and coordination of concerted and joint inspections of enforcement authorities in the Member States.
The Authority coordinates the campaign with EU Member States, social partners, and relevant enforcement organisations in order to ensure that information about the applicable legislation in the road transport sector effectively reaches cross-border workers and operators.
To discover more content and materials, follow our webpage and social media #Road2FairTransport
Leaflets and posters
Leaflets ‘posted drivers – know your rights and obligations’: information on the complex topic of posting of workers, in particular drivers.
The second leaflet ‘driving and resting time rules’ explains more in depth the key elements of legislation of the Mobility Package.