In European road haulage, customers of a. hartrodt are on the safe side also in the future: "The EU Mobility Package means a confirmation of the well-known quality for our customers," emphasizes Florian Woebb, Team Leader Haulage national and international at a. hartrodt in Hamburg. At the beginning of July, the European Parliament in Brussels adopted new standards. An important goal: fair competition and better working conditions in European road haulage. "We have been implementing all the innovations for years and we can therefore offer stable prices," emphasizes Woebb.
Rest periods and minimum wage are standard
The new EU Mobility Package is intended to "put an end to letterbox companies, social dumping and systematic cabotage operations", representatives of leading European associations for road haulage summarize. For a. hartrodt, this is standard anyway: "We work together with long-standing partners throughout Europe who offer high-quality services," says Woebb. These truck companies strictly adhere to the laws regarding rest periods or minimum wages.
High-quality partners in Poland and Czech Republic
Primarily, a. hartrodt Germany works together with German truck companies in the European road haulage. According to Woebb, there are also "high-quality partnerships" throughout Europe - with services "at the same level as in Germany". He explicitly includes Polish and Czech carriers. One company is currently even building a hotel so that drivers can take their rest periods more comfortably. "We put every new partner to the acid test," says Woebb. The requirements cover all areas, including insurance coverage, licenses, minimum wage, AEO standards as an Authorized Economic Operator or qualification as a professional driver.
"Due to the EU Mobility Package it does not come to a loading space shortage with a. hartrodt, even not in short weeks like at Easter or Christmas", clarifies Woebb. Customers can also rely on a. hartrodt's intermodal strategy. On suitable routes in regional transport, this combines rail or inland waterways with trucks.