GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

PARIS, Nov 23 (FAM) – A comparative study of employment and pay conditions of international lorry drivers in 15 European countries has highlighted huge disparities in operating costs that suggest harmonisation in road hauliers’ operating conditions and competitiveness across the EU appears to be as far away as ever.

Undertaken by France’s road freight research and data agency, Comité National Routier (CNR), the study takes into account lorry drivers’ employment and pay conditions, including salaries, social security contributions, travel allowances, driving time and working hours.