EU Mobility Package 1 introduces a whole series of new regulations in the areas of posting of workers, market and occupational access as well as social regulations. In order to be able to better monitor compliance with the regulations in road transport and to sanction violations, the European Commission set up the ERRU system (European Registers of Road Transport Undertakings) back in 2013.


In the ERRU, the national registers in which infringements detected during roadside checks are monitored are interconnected. This is to enable a better exchange of information between the Member States. In concrete terms, this means that, for example, a serious infringement detected on a Polish vehicle in Germany will also be communicated to the Polish authorities.


In addition, the ERRU can be used to check whether a transport manager has been declared unfit to manage the transport activities of an undertaking in a Member State.


After initial, general implementation problems, the Dutch authorities are now fully using the register. All other Member States are expected to follow very soon.


Doubly endangered: Company and staff.


For transport companies that do not keep an eye on the behaviour of their staff and the violations committed within Europe, this means an increased risk. And this in two respects: every serious violation leads to penalty points for the staff and the company. So if the maximum number of points allowed is exceeded, not only the transport manager would be declared unfit. The entire company could lose its EU Community licence for up to two years in addition to its reliability status.


The penalty points are based on the severity of the offences, with the level with the highest number of penalty points being categorised with the abbreviation MSI (Most Serious Infringements). This is followed by the middle category VSI (Very Serious Infringements) and finally the lowest category SI (Serious Infringements). You can find out more about this here in the free white paper from VDO.


Keeping an eye on the threat with professional software.


Internationally active companies are well advised to keep a constant eye on the number of infringements committed. However, the more vehicles are on the road for the fleet in the member states, the more necessary and complex precisely this monitoring becomes. As a rule, the data from professional fleet management solutions help with this. However, with most of them, this data has to be selected manually, downloaded as a CSV file and finally interpreted.


In order to simplify this important but still rather time-consuming process, VDO offers VDO Fleet Scorecards (ERRU), an additional module within the TIS-Web® Data Management Software. With just two clicks, you have a comprehensive view of the current threat situation. And this at fleet level as well as at driver level and even across different time periods. Whether for a whole year, for half a year, at quarterly level or per month - VDO Fleet Scorecards (ERRU) always uses the most recent data upload of the last 52 weeks. The ten most frequent violations of the fleet are always listed by default. This way, fleet managers can immediately see which adjustments they need to make in order to reduce violations. An individual driver score can be used to identify the training needs of the driving personnel.


Also prevent potential risks in the future


What is also special about the software is that it can be used to simulate concrete threat scenarios. After all, the system uses the entire data stock of the tachograph. In this way, it can also take into account misconduct that may not even have been sanctioned as a violation. In other words: Fleet managers recognise the risk of potential violations before they are made official by a road traffic authority in the course of a check.


This not only gives transport companies better control over their risks. They can also approach drivers or dispatchers in a very targeted way to improve individual driving behaviour or eliminate planning errors. Here are the 10 most common violations to help you. For example, if fleet managers notice that their drivers regularly exceed the weekly working hours, the planning should be reviewed. Meanwhile, if driving time breaks are not respected, educating drivers can help. With the help of driver scores, you can start immediately with the most important drivers. With just two clicks, fleet managers get full transparency on violations. This saves them time and helps them manage the fleet more efficiently.


With VDO Fleet Scorecards (ERRU), fleets are armed to face the instance created by the ERRU with the same transparency and effectively reduce risks. For fewer infringements in the fleet, more safety on the road and a level playing field in European competition.