In July 2020, the EU passed the so-called mobility package that determines the salaries and working conditions for truck drivers. Parts of the mobility package were already implemented in 2020 and 2021. From the 2nd of February, 2022 another part of the package comes into effect. This involves the part of the agreement that mentions the harmonization of salaries.
We find it positive that the EU has a common wish to improve the conditions for drivers and create better salary- and living conditions, but it is not without extra costs. Specifically, better conditions for drivers and increased taxes and administration are the main contributors to the increase of prices in the future. Unfortunately, the cost development is attached with great uncertainties. Because of this, FREJA will roll out the consequences of the mobility package partially and closely follow the effects of the EU mobility development.
The conditions, we currently know, are changes in salary and tax relations after the 2nd of February, 2022. This means that FREJA will charge extra EU Mobility Package fees from the 7th of February, 2022.
We apologize for the late announcement, but we hope you understand that these regulations of labor costs are happening across all of the EU, and the changes are out of FREJA’s control.
When we enter the next phase of the EU Mobility Package, which goes into effect on the 21st of February, 2022, a significant increase in costs will be that drivers and trucks have to return to their home country with an interval of 8 weeks. FREJA will continually reevaluate the development of the cost level when we have more experience with the changes connected to the EU mobility package. Due to this, we reserve the right to adjust the EU Mobility Package fees.
For more information please contact your daily FREJA representative.