The European Commission has adopted rules for linking national electronic registers of road transport undertakings . This linked-up database is called the "European Register of Road Transport Undertakings" (ERRU) and is operational since 1 January 2013. ERRU allows a better exchange of information between Member States, so that the competent authorities can better monitor the compliance of road transport undertakings with the rules in force. Undertakings that do not respect the rules when operating abroad will face the consequences in the Member State where they are based. This creates fairer competition conditions in the road transport market. The set-up of the national registers and their interconnection are required under the legislation on the access to the profession of road transport undertakings (Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 ).
A first decision on the format of the national electronic registers has been adopted in 2009 on minimum requirements for the data to be entered in the national electronic register of road transport undertakings .
The common classification of serious and very serious infringements of the EU road transport rules, adopted on 18 March 2016, provides Member States with a uniform baseline for extension of their national registers of road transport undertakings. This will further enhance the electronic exchange of data on serious infringements between Member States through ERRU.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/403 of 18 March 2016 supplementing Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the classification of serious infringements of the Union rules, which may lead to the loss of good repute by the road transport operator, and amending Annex III to Directive 2006/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council
FAQ on ERRU [38 KB] (updated in September 2013)