null Tachographs not required from vehicles carrying ready-mixed concrete

Tachographs not required from vehicles carrying ready-mixed concrete

Press release 27.05.2021 11.28 fi sv en

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The Government has issued a decree under which a vehicle or a combination of vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes intended to carry ready-mixed concrete will not have to follow the provisions on driving times and rest periods or to use a tachograph.

The amendment is related to the national implementation of the EU mobility package on road transport. The decree will enter into force on 31 May 2021.

In the same context, the derogations allowed in the Government decree were adjusted to correspond with the EU regulation on driving times and rest periods.

The provisions will be amended as follows:

1. In future, a vehicle transporting live animals from a farm directly to a slaughterhouse will have to use a tachograph and follow the provisions on driving times and rest periods.

2. In professional transport of money or valuables, the exemption from the use of a tachograph and driving times and rest periods will only apply to those vehicles of 3.5 tonnes or more that are solely used for this purpose.

3. The use of a tachograph or the application of the provisions on driving times and rest periods will not be required from goods transport of a business in agriculture, gardening, forestry, animal production or fishing when the transport is only related to the operation of that business and takes place not more than 100 kilometres from the location of the business in question.

Inquiries

Veli-Matti Syrjänen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 470 7708

Elisa Vornanen, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 511 6405

Mari Starck, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 50 478 1164