The Department for Transport in the UK is advising haulage operators that work in continental Europe that new rules are coming into force that may affect their journeys.
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 towing trailers
This will also apply to you if you transport goods between 2 points in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway for commercial purposes. This includes:
moving goods for your own business’ use