According to the French national collective agreement for road transport and auxiliary activities in the field of transport, the minimum wage of truck drivers over 3.5 tonnes, carrying out international transport operations, increased to 10.49 euros gross / hour, starting from March 2021.

According to the National Collective Convention, the hourly wage varies according to the age as indicated below:

1) when framing = 10.49 euros gross / hour
2) after two years old = 10,6998 gross euros / hour (+ 2%)
3) after 5 years old = 10.9096 euros gross / hour (+ 4%)
4) after 10 years old = 11.1194 gross euros / hour (+ 6%)
5) after 15 years old = 11.3292 euros gross / hour (+ 8%)


France: Installation of the blind spot warning system for heavy vehicles

By 1 January 2021, all heavy vehicles (goods vehicles and passenger vehicles) will be required to affix a signalling device to their vehicle in such a way that it is visible from the sides and rear of the vehicle. This obligation applies to heavy vehicles with a total authorised laden weight exceeding 3.5 tonnes, including vehicles registered in a State other than France.

Penalty: Failure to comply with this obligation will be punished by a 4th class fine, of 750 euro.


Information on the obligations of road transport companies established outside France. More details here.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LOI MACRON?

Loi Macron is known as the law of minimum wage in France.
It was adopted by France in 2015 as the Law no. 2015-990 for economic growth, level playing field for economic opportunity and activity (Loi Macron) and it introduces the minimum wage in France.
Law Macron is available (only in French language) here

Loi Macron is also applicable to foreign road transport companies operating international road transport on the French territory (only transit operations being exempted), according to implementing Decree no. 2016-418 concerning the application of French minimum wage in transports field starting to 01.07.2016.

 


WHAT SHOULD YOU DO TO RESPECT LOI MACRON?

In order to respect the provisions of Loi Macron, foreign companies operating road transport on French territory should designate a representative in France, produce a certificate of posting for each driver who operates in France and pay the posted driver with the reference minimum wage in France.