Land Transport

Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules: all road haulage sectors within Great Britain

Land Transport - 2021-01-21

In response to the exceptional pressures on the freight industry due to the continued consequences of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation o...

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UK authorities reportedly mulling £150 fines for truckers entering Kent without negative covid test

Land Transport - 2021-01-21

The Department for Transport has reportedly said that it is considering £150 fines for lorry drivers who enter Kent without a negative coronavirus test...

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For Drivers Facing Brexit Confusion Help is Available

Land Transport - 2021-01-20

For drivers of vehicles headed to the Continent with freight the new rules brought in to accommodate the Brexit protocols are still proving difficult for many...

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Climate targets force trucks into race to clean up transport

Land Transport - 2021-01-18

While our roads are increasingly abuzz with electric cars and scooters, low-emission trucks are conspicuous by their absence...

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Autonomous vehicles not automatically more sustainable – study

Land Transport - 2021-01-18

The transport sector will not automatically become more sustainable through the adoption of autonomous vehicles, according to a study conducted by transport think tank Agora Verkehrswen...

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How 5G technology will benefit the logistics sector?

Land Transport - 2021-01-15

5G is the next big leap in mobile data communications! This new generation of networks will allow considerable technologies advances and logistics companies will undoubtedly benefit from those advance...

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German transport ministry launches scrappage support programme for trucks

Land Transport - 2021-01-13

The German transport ministry (BMVI) has launched a programme to promote the replacement of old trucks with new ones with clean drives, the BMVI has announced in a press release...

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Brexit deal will phase in electric car trade rules

Land Transport - 2021-01-05

The EU and UK have agreed a six-year phase-in period for rules-of-origin requirements covering electric cars, according to the final text of the draft co-operation and trade agreement published&n...

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Hauliers rush to get up to speed on UK trade border controls

Land Transport - 2021-01-05

The UK government published more than 300 pages of updated advice setting out how the new trade border with the EU will operate just hours before it came into force, leading business groups to plead f...

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Brexit deal protects economy, but still much to do says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-01-04

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with optimism to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) reached on 24 December 2020 between the UK and EU but has cautioned that there is still much to be done to ...

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Truck Drivers Beware! London Will be a No Go Zone from March if You Don't Know the Rules

Land Transport - 2021-01-04

Now would seem to be a good time to remind Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers and operators alike that, amidst all the Covid and Brexit confusion, new regulations for London will shortly come into force...

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Spain lowers minimum driver age to 18 to attract the next generation of drivers

Land Transport - 2020-12-23

Entering into force in November, a new Spanish law reduces the minimum age for driving commercial heavy goods vehicles to 18 and for passenger transport vehicles in international transport to 21, with...

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Keep trucks moving across France-UK border

Land Transport - 2020-12-22

IRU calls on the French, UK and other governments to keep borders open for goods transport and for clarity regarding new COVID-19 measures...

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France and other EU countries close border with UK putting freight flows at risk

Land Transport - 2020-12-22

A number of countries, including France, have closed their borders with the UK to passengers and accompanied freight following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK which is suspected...

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Bus and truck drivers affirm experience of fatigue and stress in an ETF workshop on driver fatigue

Land Transport - 2020-12-16

The ETF Safer roads in Europe project moves to a new stage as we recently wrapped up our two workshops on passenger and freight road transport...

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Just transition must be embedded in a comprehensive rail freight strategy: conditions for the introduction of a Europe-wide coupling system

Land Transport - 2020-12-15

Boosting rail freight transport will be a key factor in the modal shift and achieving the climate goals set out in the European Green Deal...

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Policy Paper: Road freight transport on the way to carbon neutrality

Land Transport - 2020-12-15

European truck manufacturers are ready to lead the transition of transport and logistics to carbon neutrality...

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All new trucks sold must be fossil free by 2040, agree truck makers and climate researchers

Land Transport - 2020-12-15

In an unprecedented science-backed statement, Europe’s truck manufacturers have concluded that by 2040 all new trucks sold need to be fossil free in order to reach carbon-neutrality by 2050...

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Comment from Logistics UK on EU transport contingency measures announced

Land Transport - 2020-12-11

Sarah Laouadi, European Policy Manager at Logistics UK, commented on today’s announcement...

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Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy? An Important Step Towards an Ambitious Legal Framework for Rail Freight

Land Transport - 2020-12-11

The publication of the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy signals the beginning of a process to deliver a legal framework which meets the needs of the rail f...

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