The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy (TTE) Council of the European Union approved a set of rules that, if passed by the European Parliament, would mandate paying truck drivers who move cargo within another EU country in accordance with the compensation scales of that country. A Polish driver, for example, working for a Polish trucking company, would need to be paid in compliance with the minimum wage rules for drivers in Germany when delivering goods to that country or even transiting it. The rules also impose cumbersome time limits on cabotage shipments.

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