Garcia Rosales passes on these wishes – or rather: these legitimate demands – to decision-makers through his involvement with commercial driver associations in Germany. He is the chairman of one of these associations for the southern Baden region. He is the first chairman of the shipping and logistics unit in the southern Baden branch of the ver.di trade union. He is also a member of the union PROFI – Pro Fahrer-Image e. V.
and sits on the driver advisory board there. In all of these functions, he also educates truck drivers about the rights they are already entitled to: “Many don’t even know what rights they have, or when they can tell the boss: ‘No, sorry, I’m not doing that – because I don’t have to!’.” Among other things, he calls for policies in which unloading time is not counted as break time: “I’m still working during that time, how can a freight company demand that I pause the tachograph? Such practices make the days longer and longer for us drivers. It’s simply not fair.” In Spain, for example, it is now illegal for truckers to do the unloading themselves. “The union achieved this together with the government. Why doesn’t Germany have a law like this yet?”