New Rules: EU posting of drivers portal

Jan 18 | 2022

From 2 February, the EU is introducing new rules that mean if you operate loaded goods journeys in and between European Member States (cabotage or cross-trade), you may need to register information digitally about your journeys on a new EU web based portal.

This will include details of the operator, driver, driver employment details, dates of travel, and the vehicle used before the journey commences.

This will apply to you if you use:

  • vans of any size or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called ‘light commercial vehicles’);
  • vans towing trailers;
  • cars towing trailers;
  • HGVs;
  • HGVs towing trailers.

This will also apply to you if you transport goods between two points in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for commercial purposes. This includes:

  • cabotage jobs;
  • cross-trade jobs;
  • moving goods for your own business’ use.

Find out whether this new requirement applies to you.

To use the service companies need to register, which will then allow operators to add details of drivers to reuse when adding journeys.

Apply to be a transport manager

From 21 May, 2022, new EU rules will mean operators or users of vans or other light goods vehicles over 2.5 tonnes and up to 3.5 tonnes in weight that transport goods from the UK into, or through the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein for hire or reward will also need to obtain an International Operators’ Licence.