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 back to the Committee for further consideration. [+]

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 ... [+]

MEPs relax Pakistan trade rules

The European Parliament agreed on 13 September, to grant Pakistan exceptional trade preferences for two years with customs duty exemptions or tariff-rate quotas on 75 different product lines, mainly textiles and clothing. The measure is intended to help the country rebuild its economy in the wake of the floods in ... [+]

Tachos for all heavy trucks, says European Parliament

The European Parliament has called for all trucks over 2.8 tonnes to be fitted with ‘new generation’ tacographs between now and 2020, including retrofitting of lorries already being being sold in the EU. MEPs adopted a report by Romanian MEP Silvia-Adriana Ticau on July 3 in Strasbourg. New generation tachographs ... [+]

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