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Mobility and Transport

Hired vehicles

In order to optimise the allocation of resources and to bring flexibility to the organisation of transport, hiring commercial vehicles for professional traffic between Member States is possible under certain conditions as laid down by Directive 2006/1/EC .

The main two conditions are that the hired vehicle is registered in the same Member State as the transport company that hires it and that personnel of this hiring company drive it. Indeed the hiring contract can only relate to the hiring of a vehicle without a driver. Documents proving compliance with the conditions required must be on board the vehicle.


Directive 2006/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 January 2006 on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road