The Mobility Package is a three-part scheme headed by the European Commission, which features new initiatives to try and govern the ever-growing levels of commercial road transport across Eastern Europe.
- Local wages must be paid both for domestic haulage within one country and for cabotage – when a truck arrives with goods from abroad and accepts a transport job within that country.
- Cabotage rules will also be tightened. After carrying out cabotage, the truck must stay within the country’s borders for four days. After carrying out cabotage, the truck must stay within the country’s borders for four days. Every eight weeks the truck must be driven back to the country where it was registered.
- Foreign drivers face stricter rules for driving and resting times and must return to their home country every three weeks.