Deal reached on road user charging in Europe – updated

The European Parliament and EU Council have reached agreement on new Eurovignette road charging rules for trucks to transition from time-based to distance-based charging. The provisional deal will update the rules defining charges EU member states can impose on trucks vans and other vehicles using the trans-European transport (TEN-T) network. Under the new rules EU countries will need to set different road charging rates based on CO2 emissions for trucks, as ... [+]

€1 billion for EU customs tech

The European Parliament and EU Member States have reached provisional agreement on a €1 billion fund for member states to buy, upgrade and maintain customs control equipment such as X-ray scanners, automated number plate detection systems and other non-intrusive detectors for border crossing points as well as a variety of ... [+]

Parliament to vote on road package

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee will vote on the social and market access aspects of the EU Mobility Package on 8 June. It deals with the posting drivers in the road transport sector, minimum requirements on driving times, breaks and rest periods and with pursuing the occupation of ... [+]

EU parliamentarians draw up new drivers hours rules

A European Parliament committee has approved a deal to reform the road transport sector with revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers' rest times and better enforcement of cabotage rules. The agreement retains existing limits on cabotage of three operations within seven days, but in order to tackle fraud, vehicle tachographs ... [+]

Crunch vote for European road transport

The European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism is due vote on new compromise amendments to the Mobility Package I on 10 January, covering the posting of drivers, driving and rest time, and cabotage. These three files were rejected by Parliament during its plenary sitting of July and were sent ... [+]

MEPs approve new rules to regulate parcels firms

The European Parliament approved new draft rules to provide clearer price information for parcel delivery services on 13 March, part of the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy. Operators will have to provide prices for their most used services which the Commission will publish on a dedicated website. The new rules would ... [+]

MEPs pass new port rules

MEPs approved draft rules to improve the transparency of public funding for key EU ports and common rules for ports wishing to restrict the number of service providers were approved at the Transport Committee on 25 January. But the committee rejected a proposed EU-wide free market access rule for suppliers ... [+]

Euro Parliament agrees new truck size rules

The European Parliament's Committee on Transport endorsed revised regulations on truck weights and dimension on 24 February, in a compromise worked out with the Council.Maximum weight for trucks using alternative fuels such as hybrid or electric engines would be raied by a tonne and longer overall lengths would be allowed ... [+]

Study urges caution on cabotage

A study by the European Parliament calls for morer harmonisation of social and work conditions in road transport before allowing further liberalisation of road cabotage. Without it, there is a serious risk that the success of hauliers would depend not on their efficiency, but their ability to get access, legally ... [+]

Brussels truck vote postponed

A vote on vehicle weights and dimensions by the European Parliament's Committee on Transport (TRAN), scheduled for 11 February, has been postponed after Euro-politicians failed to reach agreement on compromise amendments. The vote was intended to decide whether longer trucks can cross borders between states that accept them on their ... [+]

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