From 2 February 2022, 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.
The new rules will apply for those who use:
- vans of any size or other light goods vehicles (sometimes called ‘light commercial vehicles’)
- vans towing trailers
- cars towing trailers
- HGVs towing trailers
The rules will also apply to those who 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
Visit the UK Government website for more information