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Mobility package I - Study to support the assessment of the impacts of the obligation of regular ret

Ricardo is undertaking a study to support the European Commission assess impacts which place an obligation on regular return of the vehicle to the Member State of establishment. This is established in the revised Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator.

The objective of this study is to identify and assess the impacts of the measure on the climate and environment, on congestion and on the economic and internal market. The study will consider the social impacts on drivers as well as business operations. The study will also take into account the new obligation for the regular return home of the driver which is established in the revised Regulation (EC) 561/2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport.

The measure in question is:

“An undertaking shall organise its vehicle fleet's activity in such a way as to ensure that vehicles at the disposal of the undertaking and used in international carriage return to one of the operational centres in that Member State at least within eight weeks after leaving it.”

The purpose of this survey is to gather data on the current practices of road transport operators and the road haulage market situation as well as explore the potential ways the market will respond to the new obligation. This survey is specifically looking at freight transport.

The questions in this survey are grouped together under the following areas: 1. About the respondent 2. Current business practices and market situation 3. Potential impacts on road freight operations 4. Impact of recent events on the sector 5. Other comments Not all questions will be relevant for your organisation or you may not be in a position to respond to them. In these instances, you can simply skip the question, leaving it blank.

Your input at this stage is very important to gather quantitative data that will support the analysis of the impacts of the measure on the climate and environment, on congestion and on the economic and internal market.

The survey will remain open for 5 weeks. The deadline for the submission of your answers is 25th September 2020. Note: You can only take the survey once (one response per computer). You can save the progress you have made in filling out your survey and complete it at a later time - once you open the link to the survey on the same computer and the same browser you will be directed to the same page of the questionnaire where you left, with your previous responses saved. You can also print a pdf format of the survey if this is convenient in developing your responses.

Check out the survey HERE