Land Transport

Brenner transit: European transport and logistics industry calls on EU Commission President to take action against Austria

Land Transport - 2021-12-02

Austria's policy to limit goods transport by road in the Tyrol region is increasingly hindering the ability to provide services and move goods through one of the most important transit corridors i...

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Rail freight in Germany to a near standstill due to construction works

Land Transport - 2021-12-01

The rail freight industry is deeply concerned about the disturbance on the German railway network of the last two weeks, caused by construction works...

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Germany’s covid-pass rules present complications for truckers with Sputnik jab

Land Transport - 2021-11-30

Germany's covid-pass requirements, which oblige lorry drivers vaccinated with Sputnik to be tested, creates increasing challenges at loading places, reports German national paper Die Welt...

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New German government wants to invest in rail before road

Land Transport - 2021-11-26

The new German government coalition will invest “considerably more in the railways than in the roads...

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Logistics UK gives evidence at Transport Select Committee

Land Transport - 2021-11-25

“The road freight supply chain is facing many challenges and opportunities, including the ongoing shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers, a patchwork of local urban regulations, and the ne...

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More money invested in roads than rail, is this the modal shift?

Land Transport - 2021-11-25

Railways are constantly hailed as the future for sustainable mobility, and leaders stumble over each other to say that we need a shift to rail...

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Who is to blame for the driver shortage across Europe?

Land Transport - 2021-11-25

The road freight transport industry has been going through a very bumpy road most recently, as the pandemic accelerated and created processes, as well as circumstances, that have negatively influenced...

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IRU and UNECE sign new eTIR MoU on paperless and contactless transit

Land Transport - 2021-11-24

IRU, the world road transport organisation, and UNECE, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to achieve completely paperless cross-bord...

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Mandatory Covid pass in Germany; also applies to HGV drivers at loading places

Land Transport - 2021-11-24

Due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections, the German government has taken further steps to decrease the spread of the virus...

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Poland begins checking tachograph data remotely

Land Transport - 2021-11-23

As the latest generation of tachographs must be equipped with a short-range wireless communication abilities, these devices can be checked not just manually, but also while lorries are in motion...

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New legislation to allow Polish hauliers to turn to 3rd-country drivers

Land Transport - 2021-11-22

New legislation adopted by the Polish Parliament will facilitate the recruitment of staff from 3rd countries - a change that the country's road transport firms are primed to take advantage of...

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Insurers Back New Safer Parking Regulations from Europe

Land Transport - 2021-11-19

Anyone who has been woken from unconsciousness at night by the sound of intruders breaking into the vehicle whilst sleeping in a lorry cab will hope that the latest initiative from the European Commis...

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How has Brexit affected road freight transport within Europe?

Land Transport - 2021-11-18

With the political process of the United Kingdom (UK) leaving the European Union (EU) beginning in 2016, the future was clear that nothing would remain the same even before the nation officially left ...

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Despite COP26 progress, action pathways to decarbonise road transport remain unclear

Land Transport - 2021-11-17

IRU has broadly welcomed the agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow to reinforce global climate action and to look to speed up decarbonisation plans in the short term, but uncertainty remains on actual...

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Railways underexposed at climate summit

Land Transport - 2021-11-17

Rail was too low on the agenda at the climate summit in Glasgow...

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COP26: Logistics UK launches route map to decarbonise the UK logistics sector

Land Transport - 2021-11-15

The logistics sector needs to undergo vast transformation for the UK to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, according to Logistics UK, as it launches its route map on 10 November 2021 - Transport Day ...

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Spanish drivers plan 3-day-long strike before Christmas

Land Transport - 2021-11-15

Spanish truckers have announced a nationwide strike from 20 December to 22 December to force the government to take action and regulate the sector better...

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Scania endorses global agreement on zero-emission vehicles

Land Transport - 2021-11-15

Scania has announced its commitment to zero-emission vehicles with its endorsement of the first global Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on zero-emission trucks and buses, in an initiative driven by C...

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Clecat Welcomes Progress On Safe And Secure Truck Parking Areas

Land Transport - 2021-11-08

Over the last years, cargo crime has been continuously increasing, putting drivers at risk and exposing companies to losses...

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Trucks still breaking EU’s legal emission limits in on-road tests

Land Transport - 2021-11-08

On-road testing shows that even some of the newest trucks on Europe’s roads are exceeding the EU’s legal emission limits...

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