Road Transport Group approves Quality Charter

The International Transport Forum's (ITF) Road Transport Group recently approved the text of a Quality Charter for International Haulage Operations under the ECMT Multilateral Quota. It was also decided that the Group will work further on implementation and incitation mechanisms, linking the implementation of provisions of the Charter to Quota development.

All mechanisms are supposed to be approved and become operational on 1 January 2016, at the latest.

The provisions of the Charter set what is said to be “the highest standards in the domain of access to the profession of international road haulage operators”, as well as initial and periodic training of international drivers across the European content.

According to the ITF, the standards will be brought up to EU level for all 43 European ITF member countries participating in the Multilateral Quota system. The aim is to increase the overall quality of international road transport in Europe and further strengthen the image of the Multilateral Quota as a symbol of the highest quality in road transport in both environmental and social fields.

The Group also approved the text of the new User Guide on ECMT Multilateral Quota, which enters in force on 1 January 2014, following the introduction of “EURO VI safe” lorries into the Quota. This Guide defines the operational rules of the Multilateral Quota, and establishes new certificates for the inclusion of the EURO VI truck category in the system. 

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