The EU has thus established over the years a framework of social rules for goods and passenger road transport operators with three complementary goals:
- to ensure the adequate social protection of road transport workers;
- to guarantee a fair competition between the undertakings;
- and to improve road safety by averting road fatigue.
This section provides an overview of the different rules developed at an EU level, including those which govern: driving time and rest periods, working time, enforcement, and the recording device tachograph.