Court Says Refuse trucks and other specialist vehicles within scope of truck cartel

The European Court of Justice has been advised that refuse collection trucks should come within the scope of the truck cartel, along with other specialised vehicles, reports Chris Tindall.

The European Commission (EC) imposed fines on truck manufacturers for breach of competition rules in 2016, stating that the products affected by the infringement were medium and heavy trucks, whether rigid or tractor units, but excluded trucks for military use.

Following a dispute as to whether or not refuse vehicles were covered by the EC decision in a claim brought against Daimler in Germany, the court referred the matter to the ECJ.

The advocate general assigned to the case, Laila Medina, has now advised that the scope of the EC’s decision included refuse trucks.

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