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BRUSSELS, Feb 2 (FAM) – Nine European states have launched a road freight alliance to defend fair competition and workers’ rights in the sector following a letter sent by Transport ministers from a number European states to EU Transport commissioner Violeta Bulc in October last year highlighting their growing concerns over alleged violations of EU labour laws and illegal business practices within the road haulage sector, which they claim has led to unfair competition and ‘social dumping’.

An EU source told Lloyd’s Loading List at the time that the European Commission (EC) shared a number of the views expressed in the letter and was currently working on a number of initiatives for the road haulage industry, to be presented in 2017, “to bring more clarity and a better enforcement of labour legislation”.