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Goods vehicles hired without drivers [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Marketa Pape (2nd edition),

Updated on 11.6.2018

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EU rules on the use of goods vehicles hired without drivers have been in operation for over 25 years without change and need to be reviewed to correspond to current and future needs in the transport sector.

As part of the 2017 road transport mobility package, the European Commission proposed to soften the existing restrictions on using hired vehicles in international transport and establish a uniform regulatory framework, which would give transport operators across the EU equal access to the market for hired goods vehicles.

The Council, concerned with the possible erosion of tax revenues from vehicle registration and enforcement issues, could not endorse a general approach under a recent proposal made by the Bulgarian Presidency. The Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism voted its report, but the mandate to start trilogues is due to be voted during the June plenary.

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Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2006/1/EC on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road
Committee responsible: Transport and Tourism (TRAN) COM(2017) 282 of 31.5.2017

procedure ref.: 2017/0113(COD)

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Rapporteur: Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar (EPP, Portugal)
Shadow rapporteurs:



Lucy Anderson (S&D, United Kingdom)
Mark Demesmaeker (ECR, Belgium)
Matthijs van Miltenburg (ALDE, the Netherlands)
Marie-Pierre Vieu (GUE/NGL, France)
Jakop Dalunde (Greens/EFA, Sweden)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary


Share (in %) in EU GDP and in EU turnover in renting and leasing of trucks in 2015

Share (in %) in EU GDP and in EU turnover in renting and leasing of trucks in 2015


2 thoughts on “Goods vehicles hired without drivers [EU Legislation in Progress]

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