The European Professional Drivers Association has a clear mission statement.
“To promote and support a professional driving culture.”
To achieve this aim the EPDA engages with all stakeholders to ensure that the objective it delivered and supported.
It is up to every individual to choose how they conduct themselves in relation to their position in work. The EPDA sets standards for professional drivers. It is for each individual driver to choose to be a commercial vehicle driver or choose to be a professional driver.
Assisting stakeholders understand the actual diversity and complexity of the role of today’s professional driver will benefit all of those involved in the transport industry. The importance of education and recognition for achievement can not be overstated. The EPDA places education as a key component in the development of the professional driver. Experience and competence in the role of the professional driver make a major contribution to operational efficiencies, cost-effective operation, a reduction in Co2 emissions and a safer road network.
The European Commission proposed to adopt EU rules on breaks and rest periods for drivers to better reflect the nature of occasional bus and coach services. Drivers in this sector have a different work rhythm than freight or regular passenger transport due to high seasonality and varying driving distances depending on passengers’ tourist activities.
More fair play in the transport and logistics sector – An end to social dumping on the German and EU roads.
Put an end to social dumping, increase penalties for violations, allow driving at 17, reduce bureaucracy in driving licences – how Germany’s Traffic Light coalition groups want to strengthen the transport and logistics sector.
What must happen now?
Changes for the professional drivers’ from February 2nd 2022, the border crossings must be documented on the tachograph.
After crossing the border, the driver must enter the symbol or the country name at the next possible stop at or after the border and not, as was previously the case, manually enter it in the tachograph at the delivery location.
The Association is funded through membership fees, sponsorship and donations
The Executive Committee meet 10 times per year with sub committees meeting in line with their project commitments
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