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Driver attestation

In December 2009 new regulations modernising the rules governing road transport were adopted, including Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009. The new regulations foresee a transitional period until 3 December 2011, during which the old legislation remains applicable.

As of 4 December 2011 the subject of driver attestation is governed by Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 . This legislation replaces Regulation (EC) No 484/2002 amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 881/92 and (EEC) No 3118/93.

The driver attestation is a uniform document certifying that the driver of a vehicle carrying out road haulage operations between Member States is either lawfully employed by the EU transport operator concerned in the Member State in which the operator is established, or lawfully placed at the disposal of that operator. It only applies to drivers who are neither a national of a Member State nor a long-term resident of a Member State within the meaning of Council Directive 2003/109/EC .

The driver attestation enables inspecting officers in all the Member States to check the employment status of drivers carrying out transport operations between Member States in Community vehicles and with a Community license, thereby helping the authorities to combat effectively the use of irregularly employed drivers and the resulting distortions of competition.