According to the Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the international road haulage market, rules for cabotage operations in all EU Member States have been consolidated as of 14 May 2010 based on the provisions of Article 8 of the Regulation. The Article says that once the goods carried in the course of an incoming international carriage have been delivered, any haulier for hire or reward who is a holder of a Community licence shall be permitted to carry out, with the same vehicle, or, in the case of a coupled combination, the motor vehicle of that same vehicle, up to three cabotage operations following the international carriage from another Member State or from a third country to the host Member State. The last unloading in the course of a cabotage operation before leaving the host Member State shall take place within seven days from the last unloading in the host Member State in the course of the incoming international carriage.
Our company, SKAT Transport, performs cabotage operations within the EU having in mind the above regulations. To this purpose, we have trained and qualified personnel, as well as every insurance policies required for cabotage. We have proven ourselves to be a reliable and credible haulier.
While providing cabotage services, we remember that: national road haulage services carried out in the host Member State by a non-resident haulier are only deemed to conform with the law, if the haulier can produce clear evidence of the incoming international carriage and of each consecutive cabotage operation carried out. It is understood that the evidence referred to above (CMR, Lieferschein) comprises the following details for each operation:
- the name, address and signature of the sender;
- the name, address and signature of the haulier;
- the name and address of the consignee as well as his signature and the date of delivery once the goods have been delivered;
- the place and the date of taking over of the goods and the place designated for delivery;
- the description in common use of the nature of the goods and the method of packing, and, in the case of dangerous goods (ADR), their generally recognised description, as well as the number of packages and their special marks and numbers;
- the gross mass of the goods or their quantity otherwise expressed.