One EU system for mobile machines on public roads

One EU system for mobile machines on public roads

Ahead of a European Commission’s workshop on road circulation of mobile machinery, FEM and other mobile machinery industry sectors publish a joint press release in support of their proposals for a single European system.

The European Commission has a unique chance to close a long-standing and costly gap in the EU’s Internal Market by creating a harmonised system of rules for mobile machines travelling on public roads.

The major objective of the upcoming Commission proposal (expected for 2018) must be to create one single approval system for mobile machines – such as excavators, combine harvesters, tele-handlers or ride-on lawnmowers – which will authorise them for road use across the entire EU without imposing further costly and cumbersome national technical requirements.

The different components of the mobile machinery industry have a unified vision on how to achieve that and they presented it in a joint position paper.

Joint press release