truck drivers on the roads of Europe are to be protected according to the will of the European Parliament from exploitation and poor working conditions. The deputies want to impose a new minimum wage rules and that drivers need to spend your main rest periods outside their cabins. This is a compromise, the deputies agreed on Thursday in Brussels after heated debates. Now the Parliament must negotiate with the States before new rules can enter into force. A clear timetable for that yet.
so Far on Europe's roads, many drivers, particularly from Eastern Europe on-the-go, earn significantly less than their German colleagues. The Parliament is now demanding that the national minimum wage should not apply in the case of bilateral shipments between the two countries. But as soon as the Truck takes about deliveries within a foreign market - i.e. the so-called cabotage, is to get the driver to the local minimum wage. Cabotage should also remain only under strict conditions allowed.
in addition, are not supposed to be the driver for months, traveling in Europe, without seeing your home country. The Europe is calling for the Parliament that the Truck driver should at least return all the four weeks in your home country. Actually, the vote had been planned already in the last week. However, there are more than 1000 Amendments have been received, especially from opponents of the potential new rules. President of the Parliament, Antonio Tajani held a orderly vote impossible.