Road transport in the EU employs millions of professional bus, coach and freight drivers.
However, the sector struggles with a shortage of labour. Unfriendly work schedules, inadequate rest conditions, weekends away from home and poor levels of pay fail to meet the expectations of today’s job seekers. For all these reasons, young people and women think twice before choosing to work in the sector.
There is a vast legal frame that regulates the road transport activities, but controls and enforcement lag behind. We expect that the newly adopted Mobility Package – a massive revision of EU rules in road transport – will contribute to improving working conditions for professional drivers across Europe.
The ETF Road Transport Sector is committed to building a fair future for the road transport industry by campaigning for better enforcement, fairer working conditions and a more sustainable and dynamic sector.
For the 2022 – 2027 period, the ETF Road Transport Section will :