ITALY – new guidelines on the controls of cabotage
Penalties can be as high as 10000 euros.
On July 10 the Italian Ministry of the Interior published Circular No. 5507, which specifies the conditions for the control of posted drivers carrying out cabotage in Italy.
Before delegating a driver to perform cabotage operations in Italy, the employer is obliged to submit an application in the dedicated system (cliclavoro.it) and provide the driver with appropriate and translated documentation including a copy of the application, employment contract, A1 certificate, terms and components of remuneration with an indication of the payment period (hourly rate, conditions of the reimbursement of travel and subsistence expenses). A company representative appointed by the carrier in Italy should also have a copy of the application.
Inspection services may fine the driver and the carrier for not having the necessary documents translated into Italian.Penalties imposed on the carrier can range from 1000 to 10000 euros. The driver can be fined in the amount of 150 to 500 euros.
In addition, the vehicle may be administratively detained in a situation where the fine is not paid during the inspection.