European Parliament refuses to touch ban on weekend cab restThursday, 10 January 2019 16:10
On Thursday, a majority of the parliamentarians once again rejected the proposals on driving time and rest, blocking one proposal aimed at authorising drivers of heavy-duty vehicles to drive for 16 hours on two days each week, and upholding the ban on truckers’ spending the weekend in truck cabs, as exists in Belgium. “It’s not only crucial from a social point of view, but also for road safety,” Euro-parliamentarian Ivo Belet (Christian Democratic and Flemish party) commented.
Thursday’s vote should mean that there will be no change in driving and rest times before the European elections. A proposal aimed at applying the rules on secondment of workers to the transport sector also failed on Thursday.
However, the parliamentarians supported new rules on cabotage.
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