In the EU, drivers of heavy goods vehicles cannot stay behind the wheel for longer than the period set by law to avoid overworking and causing accidents on public roads. However, recently in some countries, cases of fraud with electronic record keeping devices have become more frequent.
The French side proposed the creation of an agency that would act as a gendarme in the field of road transport regulations, as well as monitor the integrity of competition between carriers, said the French Secretary of State for Transport, Alain Vidalier.
«This type of fraud interferes with the normal operation of the transport services market. This issue should be raised at the European level…» El-Khomri said.