Freight News, Road

Brussels ponders stiffer sanctions for cabotage offences

[ May 7, 2015   //   ]

The European Commission is considering making infringement of road cabotage rules an offence that could lead to the loss of an operator’s good repute, with offenders facing potential disqualification from the industry. The move was announced by the Fotis Karamitsos, land transport director at the Commission’s transport directorate, DG MOVE, at a European Parliament transport committee hearing on 5 May. The Parliament has been pushing the commission to give more weight to infringement of social regulations, notably illegal cabotage. The measure could be included in the road legislative package planned for next year.