All transport and forwarding companies performing international road transport (including transit), as well as cabotage transport, are required to register in the BiREG system by the end of January 2021. The registration obligation was also imposed on Hungarian carriers.
Registration is quite easy (interface in English) – you only need to create an account for only one person from the company. After creating an account and logging into the system, drivers should be added. In addition, when registering a company, you must provide the following information:
➡️ carrier’s license number,
➡️ company name,
➡️ company details (country, postal code, city, address),
➡️ e-mail address, telephone number
➡️ you must provide your company ID and password. (From now on, all registered company users will have to enter the company ID provided here in addition to their own username.)
The obligation to register applies to entities that perform international road transport (and cabotage) for trucks with a GVM of more than 3.5 tons, and in the case of transport for their own needs, the reporting obligation applies to vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 7.5 tons. Registration is made by ONE authorized employee or a person from the management. The company must be registered by January 31st.
Then, each driver entering Hungary or the haulier has to fill in the details of each transport operation at anytime:
➡️ before entering and leaving the country,
➡️ during unloading or loading in Hungary.
Until the end of January, penalties will not be imposed for the lack of registration and applications. From February 1, 2021, a mass inspection of carriers should be taken into account – failure to register in the system will be treated as an unauthorized delivery, for which a fine of HUF 800,000 (PLN 10,100) is imposed. No reports regarding the place of loading and unloading will cost 300,000 HUF (3,800 PLN). Public authorities have the power to seize the vehicle in the event of non-payment of the fine and also in the event of repeated breaches of notification obligations. The shippers are obliged to check each time that the carrier is registered in the system – if there is no notification, they are obliged to refuse to load. Repeated failure to register or incorrect use of the system may result in a total ban on the Hungarian freight market.