The Swedish Transport Agency has the overall responsibility for commercial transport on roads in Sweden.
General rules on driving and rest times should apply again from the 1st of June
The Commission is of the view that, from June onwards the general rules on driving and rest times should apply again. Working conditions of drivers and road safety need to be taken into account. Drivers can´t drive more and rest less beyond a period of 2 ½ month. This would contribute to accumulated fatigue, and as a result to a substantial higher risk in terms of road safety.
We have the overall responsibility
The fact that we have overall responsibility for commercial transport on roads in Sweden means that
- we make and implement rules and regulations for driving and rest periods,
- professional competence for professional drivers and prospective licence holders,
- scheduled service licences
- governing the measurements and weight of heavy vehicles.
The objective of our work is to help achieve efficient commercial transport that is safe and environmentally friendly and which is run by firms that operate on equally competitive terms.
Please contact us for more information about commercial transport.