Social Provisions

The EU has therefore established a framework of social rules for goods and passenger road transport operators with three complementary goals:

  1. to ensure the adequate social protection of road transport workers;
  2. to guarantee fair competition between undertakings;
  3. to improve road safety by averting road fatigue.

This section provides an overview of the different rules developed at the EU level, including those which govern:

  1. driving time and rest periods;

EC 561/2006

  1. working time, enforcement; 

EC 2002/15

  1.  recording device tachograph.

EC 165/2014

Directive 2006/22/EC, commonly known by enforcers as the control directive sets the minimum implementation.