Your employees are considered posted drivers when performing the following operations:
- cabotage, which happens when a driver carries out domestic transport operations on a temporary basis in an EU country other than the one your business is established in
- cross trade, which happens when a driver carries out transport operations between two EU countries, or between an EU country and a non-EU country, and their employer is not established in any of these countries
However, these situations are not exhaustive. For more specific information on situations where rules on posted drivers may or may not apply, read the Q&A on posting of drivers in the context of transport of goods.
If you post drivers, you must follow the steps below.
You must submit the posting declaration to the EU country your drivers will be posted.
You must ensure that your drivers have the following documents at hand:
- a copy of the posting declaration (electronic or paper version)
- evidence of transport operation(s) which takes place in the host EU country, such as a consignment note
- tachograph records
After the posting
Authorities of the EU country where the posting took place can ask you to provide:
- payslips and proof of payment
- tachograph records and time sheets
- evidence that transport operation has taken place in host country
- employment contract
Payments, working terms and conditions
Remuneration is calculated differently in each EU country and depends on national legislation. As an employer, you must adjust the payments and working terms and conditions of your drivers so that they are in line with the national rules of the country they are posted in. Get access to national information below.