Monitoring Drivers Working Time (Directive)
By way of a new Directive, the EU Commission wants to improve the working conditions of drivers in the passenger and freight transport sector. It is therefore proposing to extend the current monitoring obligations of Member States to include the drivers’ Working Time Directive.
In cep’s view, extending the monitoring duties of the Member States to include the Working Time Directive is appropriate to guarantee the enforcement of social provisions applicable to drivers. Establishing a “common formula” for the EU-wide risk rating of transport companies is also appropriate because it will ensure the equal treatment of transport companies in all Member States. However, the provisions on the exchange of information between Member States create incentives for misuse and should therefore be revised.