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U.N.T.R.R. - National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania

The National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania presents its official web page, aiming both at the improvement of quality and volume of the supplied information, as well as at a quicker exchange of information.

European Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes, details here

European Commission - Coronavirus response: Transport measures - Mobility measures implemented or announced by EU and non-EU Member States, more details here

European Union (20 March 2020)
The European Commission services have made available a dedicated COVID-19 Temporary relaxation of drivers' hours rules section on itswebpage, offering summary information on the various exemptions introduced by EU Member States on driving and rest time rules. It is expected that this will be regularly updated.
The table is available here(under “COVID-19 – Temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours rules).
Source: European Commission

The International Road Transport Union - IRU, addresses a letter to Romanian Prime Minister, Mr. Ludovic Orban, ref. CORONA VIRUS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE EU SUPPLY CHAINS AND MOBILITY NETWORKS – ACTION NEEDED, more detais here

Romania - decisions and measures in the context of COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, upon the request from UNTRR, the General Directorate of Emergency Medical Management confirmed that drivers of the commercial vehicles with more than 2.4 t max authorised weight will not go to self isolation or quarantine if they do not have sympthoms. These drivers have to be equiped with masks, gloves, and to have disinfectant at the board of the vehicle, more details here in Romanian language. 

On March 24, 2020, Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced new measures as following:
- isolation at home or, as the case may be, quarantine for all persons entering Romania. The measure enters in force from March 25, 2020, at 12:00 (Romanian time).
- all flights to France and Germany and from France and Germany to Romania are suspended for a period of 14 days. The measure does not apply to flights made by state aircraft, freight and mail, humanitarian or emergency medical services, as well as non-commercial technical authorizations. This measure enters in force from March 25, 2020, at 23.00 (Romanian time).
- Documents that expire during the period of emergency, issued by the public authorities, may be exchanged within 90 days from the date of cessation of the state of emergency.
Passage transit corridors in Romania
Upon the EC encouragement, Romania established the following transit corridors:

 

Corridor 1
▪️Alternative 1 - Nădlac (border crossing point)  –Arad – Timișoara - Lugoj- Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș -Sibiu- Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point);
▪️Alternative 2 - Borș (border crossing point)  – Oradea – Cluj Napoca – Alba Iulia -  Sebeș -Sibiu- Râmnicu Vâlcea – Pitești – Bucharest – Giurgiu (border crossing point)
▪️Additional corridor from Bucharest to Constanța A2

Corridor 2
▪️Giurgiu(border crossing point) – București – Urziceni – Buzãu – Focșani – Bacãu – Suceava - Siret (border crossing point)

Corridor 3
▪️Nădlac (border crossing point) - Arad – Timișoara - Lugoj – Caransebeș – Orșova- Drobeta Turnu Severin – Șimian – Maglavit- Calafat (border crossing point).

Corridor 4
▪️Moravița (border crossing point) – Timișoara – Arad – Oradea- Satu Mare – Halmeu (border crossing point).

Corridor 5
▪️Nãdlac (border crossing point)- Arad – Timișoara – Lugoj – Ilia – Deva – Simeria – Sebeș – Sibiu – Brașov – Târgu Secuiesc – Lepșa – Focșani – Tesila – Tecuci – Bârlad – Huși – Albița (border crossing point).
▪️Corridor 5 starts from border crossing point NADLAC.

 

On March 22, 2020, Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs announced new measures as following:

1)   Retail activities, products and services are temporarily suspended in the shopping centers where several economic operators operate, except for the sale of food, veterinary or pharmaceutical products and cleaning services.

2)   Recommendations entering in force on March 22, 2020, at 22.00 (Romanian time) for the movement of people between 06.00 – 22.00:

-     the movement of persons outside the home/household should be carried out only for the following reasons:

a) travel in professional interest, including moving between home/household and the workplace, when the professional activity is essential and cannot be postponed or performed remotely;

b) travel for the provision of goods that cover the basic needs of the persons and their pets, as well as goods necessary for the professional activity;

c) travel for healthcare that cannot be postponed or performed remotely;

d) displacement for justified reasons, such as caring/accompanying the child, the assistance of elderly, sick or disabled persons or death of a family member;

e) short trips, near the home/household, related to the individual physical activity of the people and the needs of their pets. 

3)   Between 22.00 – 06.00 the movement of persons outside the home/household is allowed only by presenting, at the request of the authorized authorities, a certificate issued by the employer or a declaration on their own responsibility. The declaration on its own responsibility must include name and surname, date of birth, address of place of residence/household/place of work, reason for travel. The measure shall be applied from March 23, 2020, at 22:00 (Romanian time).

4)   Foreign citizens are forbidden to enter Romania's territory unless they transit Romania through transit corridors organized through agreements with the neighboring states (as soon as the transit corridors will be available, UNTRR will publish it on www.untrr.ro and on www.untrr.ro/en/). By exception, the entry of foreign citizens belonging to the following categories is allowed on the territory of Romania:

a) are family members of Romanian citizens;

b) are family members of citizens of other EU Member States, of the European Economic Area, or of the Swiss Confederation, residing in Romania;

c) citizens who hold a long-stay visa, a residence permit or a document equivalent to the residence permit issued by the Romanian authorities, or an equivalent document issued by the authorities of other states, according to the law of the European Union;

d) are traveling in professional interest, evidenced by visa, residence permit, or other equivalent documents;

e) are from diplomatic or consular personnel, personnel of international organizations, military personnel or personnel who can provide humanitarian aid;

f) are passengers in transit, including those repatriated as a result of granting consular protection;

g) are passengers traveling on imperative grounds (medical or family);

h) are persons who need international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

Exceptions:

     -     National transport of goods and passengers

    -     International road freight transport 

-       Drivers of goods vehicles over 2.4t who arrive from or have passed through "red areas" or "yellow areas" are not subject to quarantine or isolation measures if at the border crossing point they do not show symptoms associated with coronavirus infection SARS-CoV-2. All persons entering Romania will have to fill in a form. Templates of these forms are available in Romanian and  English here.

-       Drivers of goods vehicles over 2.4t have the obligation, at the border crossing point, to have on them and to wear individual means of protection, such as disinfectant, gloves, face mask and to present documents attesting the route of travel to the destination.

The following border crossing points have been closed:

- Border crossing points with Hungary: Turnu, Săcuieni, Salonta and Valea lui Mihai

- Border crossing point with Ukraine: Sighet

- Border crossing points with Bulgaria: Negru Vodă, Lipniţa, Dobromir, Zimnicea, Turnu Măgurele and Bechet

- Border crossing points with Moldova: Rădăuţi, Prut and Oancea

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Serbian authorities unilaterally closed the following border crossing points with Romania: Porţile de Fier 2, Moldova Nouă, Foieni, Lunga, Vâlcani, Drobeta Turnu Severin and Naidăş.

Due to the volume of traffic, the waiting times at borders will be significantly longer. The updated border waiting times can be found here

Derogations of the regulations on driving and rest times:

The Romanian authorities has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers performing domestic/international road transport of goods. This exception applies from 18.03.2020 to 16.04.2020. Measures lifted are the following:

- Art. 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours;

- Art. 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours

- Art. 8(1): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours;

- Art. 8(6): postponement of a weekly rest period beyond six-24 hours period.

 

The President of Romanian declared on Monday, March 16, 2020, a 30 day state of emergency to limit the spread of COVID-19. Additional measures have been taken such:

  • Activities in restaurants, hotels, cafes and pubs are suspended.
  • All flights to Spain and from Spain to Romania are suspended on all Romania’s airports for a period of 14 days. The decision takes effect on 18.03.2020, 20.00 h Romanian time.
  • The decision of suspending flights to Italy and from Italy to Romania is extended for a period of 14 days starting with March 23, 2020.
  • Road transport of passengers by regular services, special regular services and occasional services in international traffic for all the journeys performed by the transport operators to/from Italy from/to Romania starting from 10.03.2020 at 12h00 until 31.03. 2020 at 12h00 (Romanian time) are suspended.

 

 

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U.N.T.R.R. is meeting in this way the hauliers' need of information, presenting them, in a fast and correct way, the latest news in European road transport.

Related pages: Page of I.R.U. (The International Road Transport Union)

 


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  Working conditions for professional drivers

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PRESS RELEASE, 16.10.2017: UNTRR signed a mutual declaration between transport & logistics associations, bus & coach associations, chambers of commerce and employers’ confederations from 17 EU members countries against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU, more details here


UNTRR signed A MUTUAL DECLARATION between transport & logistics associations, chambers of commerce and employer's confederations from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom - against the application of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC) to international transport operations in the EU details here


Euronews interview - Radu Dinescu: "We want EU road transport completely liberalised", more details here

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UNTRR info on the message addressed by IRU to the operators from the Republic of Moldova and Romania, 29.09.2017, read message here

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UNTRR INTERVENTIONS AND PRESS RELEASES AGAINST LOI MACRON AND FRENCH PROTECTIONISM

UNTRR letter to President of France, Mr. Emmanuel Macron

Communiqué de presse, 23.08.2017: UNTRR sollicite au Monsieur le Président Iohannis de défendre fermement l’intérêt des transporteurs roumains à l’occasion de la visite du Monsieur le Président de la France en Roumanie. UNTRR dénonce le protectionnisme français dans les transports et la préoccupation hypocrite de la France pour le « paiement égal pour le travail égal » sélectivement appliquée uniquement aux employés, pas aux transporteurs roumains, qui sont payés sous le coût de référence français

PRESS RELEASE, 26.06.2017: UNTRR calls on the French Government to apply the principle of equal payment for the same services in the same place also to foreign road hauliers

PRESS RELEASE, 18.08.2017: UNTRR requests President Iohannis to defend firmly the Romanian hauliers’ interests upon the visit of the French President to Romania. UNTRR denounces the French protectionism in the transport sector and the hypocritical preoccupation of France with “equal payment for equal work”, applied selectively only to employees, but not to Romanian hauliers, who are paid below the French reference cost

Intervention no 1259/16.06.2017 to Mrs. Elisabeth Borne - Minister in Charge of Transport, ref. urgent request to apply French legislation on reference costings for haulage operations to Romanian/foreign road transport companies operating in France in order to improve fair tariff adjustments, due to transport cost increase following Loi Macron

The response of Ministry of Transport in France ref. ref. urgent request to apply French legislation on reference costings for haulage operations to Romanian/foreign road transport companies operating in France in order to improve fair tariff adjustments, due to transport cost increase following Loi Macron

Intervention no 1305/26.06.2017 to H.E. Francois SAINT-PAUL - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of FRANCE in Romania ref.: conveying UNTRR’s request to Mrs.  Elisabeth Borne –  Minister in Charge of Transport

Intervention no 1162/06.06.2017 to Mrs. Élisabeth BORNE –  Minister in charge of Transport, French Government, ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in France available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle 

Intervention no.1441/04.07.2016 to Mr. Alain VIDALIES, Secretaire d'Etat en Charge des Transports, de la Mer et de la Peche, ref. urgent request to apply French legislation on reference costings for haulage operations to Romanian/foreign road transport companies operating in France in order to improve fair tariff adjustments due to transport cost increase following Loi Macron

PRESS RELEASE, March 24, 2015: UNTRR, MKFE, ZMPD, CESMAD Bohemia, LINAVA – the road transport associations from Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania – join forces and organize a common protest in Brussels against neo-protectionist measures like MiLoG and Loi Macron, on 25th of March 2015, Place du Luxembourg

Intervention no. 1036/20.03.2015, for the kind attention of Mrs. Catherine Suard, First Counselor ref. protectionist legislation enforced by French Government since last year might inflame the vandalism acts within the European road transport

PRESS RELEASE, March 18, 2015: UNTRR organized a protest at the embassies of Germany and France

Intervention no. 987/17.03.2015 addressed to H.E. Mr. Francois Saint-Paul - Ambassador of France in Romania ref. French protectionist legislation to Romanian transport companies

Intervention no. 983/17.03.2015 addressed to Mr. Francois Hollande - President of the French Republic ref. French protectionist legislation to Romanian transport companies

Intervention no. 984/17.03.2015 addressed to Mr. Francois Rebsamen - French Minister of Labor, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue ref. French protectionist legislation to Romanian transport companies

Intervention no. 986/17.03.2015 addressed to Mr. Emmanuel Macron - French Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital Sector ref. French protectionist legislation to Romanian transport companies

Intervention no. 985/17.03.2015 addressed to Mr. Alain Vidalies - French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries ref. French protectionist legislation to Romanian transport companies

Press release, 29.08.2014: The French government has enforced new national regulations that might inflame the vandalism acts within the European road transport

Communiqué de presse, 29.08.2014: Le gouvernement francais a pris de mesures qui peuvent intensifier les actes de vandalisme dans le transport routier européen

Intervention no. 2408/29.08.2014, for the attention of Mr. Marc Grolleau, Secretary General – AFTRI France, ref. UNTRR requires urgent measures to determine French and Belgian authorities to immediately withdraw their recent national regulations on the introduction of severe fines and penalties applicable in case drivers spend their weekly rest period in vehicles

Intervention no. 2409/29.08.2014, for the attention of Mr. Eric Ritter, Secretary General – FNTV France, ref. UNTRR requires urgent measures to determine French and Belgian authorities to immediately withdraw their recent national regulations on the introduction of severe fines and penalties applicable in case drivers spend their weekly rest period in vehicles

The response of Mr. Nicolas Paulissen, General Delegate - FNTR France

 

 

 

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UNTRR INTERVENTIONS ON MOBILITY PACKAGE

Intervention no. 4461/18.09.2018 to Mrs. Margrethe Vestager, Commissioner for Competition ref. European road transport at the crossroads - fundamental questions concerning the EC Mobility Package

Intervention no. 4445/17.09.2018 to Mrs. Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport ref. European road transport at the crossroads - fundamental questions concerning the EC Mobility Package

INTERVENTIONS to the 28 Ministers of Transport from all EU Member States concerning the fundamental problems of the mobility package for Romanian road hauliers and UNTRR manifesto

PRESS RELEASE, 26.06.2017: UNTRR calls on the French Government to apply the principle of equal payment for the same services in the same place also to foreign road hauliers

Intervention no 1259/16.06.2017 to Mrs. Elisabeth Borne - Minister in Charge of Transport, ref. urgent request to apply French legislation on reference costings for haulage operations to Romanian/foreign road transport companies operating in France in order to improve fair tariff adjustments, due to transport cost increase following Loi Macron

Press Release, 07.06.2017: The National Union of Road Hauliers from Romania - UNTRR requests the European Commission and European Parliament to stop the application of a double standard in the interpretation of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006

Intervention no 1068/06.06.2017 to Mrs. Violeta BULC - COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in EU Member States available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle

Intervention no 1167/06.06.2017 to Mr. Alexander DOBRINDT - Minister, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure from Germany, ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in Germany available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle

Intervention no 1169/06.06.2017 to H.E. Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt - Ambassador, Embassy of Germany in Romania, ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in Germany available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle

Intervention no 1062/06.06.2017 to Mr. François BELLOT – Federal Minister for Mobility and Transport , Belgian Federal Government , ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in Belgium available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle

Intervention no 1162/06.06.2017 to Mrs. Élisabeth BORNE –  Minister in charge of Transport, French Government, ref. list of safe and secured parking areas in France available for  Romanian trucks during Romanian drivers regular weekly rest outside the vehicle   

Intervention no 1103/26.05.2017 to Mr. Cord Meier-Klodt - Ambassador, Embassy of Germany in Romania, ref. protest against German ban on the regular weekly rest in the cabin

Intervention no 1102/26.05.2017 to Mr. Christian LABROT – IRU President and Mr. Umberto DE PRETTO – IRU Secretary General, ref. request for urgent measures against German law introducing the ban on the regular weekly rest in the cabin and concrete actions to stop the escalation of protectionism in European road transport

Intervention no 1099/26.05.2017 to Mrs. Violeta BULC - COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, ref. request for urgent measures against German law introducing the ban on the regular weekly rest in the cabin and concrete actions to stop the escalation of protectionism in European road transport

Intervention no 1084/25.05.2017 to Mr. Alexander Dobrindt - Minister, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure from Germany, ref. protest against German ban on the regular weekly rest in the cabin

Joint Letter in support of the timely publication of the Commission's Road Initiatives as part of its Mobility Package, May 2017 from UNTRR - Romania, LINAVA - Lithuania, IRHA - Ireland, ZMPD - Poland, CESMAD - Czech Republic, MKFE - Hungary, ANTRAM - Portugal 

 


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