Trucks must return home every 8 weeks

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO

Effective date: 21 February 2022

What changes?

Do you work in international goods transport? There are new rules on cabotage within the European Union (EU).

New rules are:

  • When the last permitted cabotage operation has been finished, the truck is not allowed to be used for cabotage for 4 days in that country. This period is called the cooling-off period.
  • The truck used for international transport must return to the transport company‚Äôs home country every 8 weeks. This is called return home vehicle.

Cabotage is the transport of goods between 2 destinations in the same country by a company from another EU country.

For whom?

  • transport companies
  • entrepreneurs that have goods transported

When?

These changes have entered into force on 21 February 2022.

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Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO