Land Transport

Netherlands requires truckers travelling from UK to complete ‘quarantine declaration’

Land Transport - 2021-06-15

Coronavirus restrictions are slowly being relaxed across Europe, making life easier for both travellers and lorry drivers...

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RHA wants Seasonal Visa Scheme to avoid “catastrophic” driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-06-10

The Road Haulage Association is continuing to campaign for increased measures to alleviate the shortage of lorry drivers in the UK...

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RHA urges public to email their MP about lorry driver shortages

Land Transport - 2021-06-08

The RHA’s campaign to see the government introduce measures to alleviate the lorry driver shortage problem has moved up another gear, with the association calling on everyone to write to their l...

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Hungary to regard foreign lorries as having worst emission standards if otherwise not proven

Land Transport - 2021-06-07

Hungarian road toll payment service provider National Toll Payment Services Plc (NTPS Plc) has made it mandatory for foreign carriers to provide extended registration data and upload their vehicles&rs...

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Lessons learned from three decades of liberalisation in the railway sector

Land Transport - 2021-06-04

Time to step away from competition and liberalisation: ETF paper confirms what we have known all along: three decades of liberalisation have not delivered on the promises of growing the sector, improv...

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Over a third of European road transport firms thinking of expanding abroad

Land Transport - 2021-06-04

More than a third of European road transport businesses are thinking about expanding their operations into other countries, with the UK leading the list, according to a survey from integrated leg...

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ETF report reveals eliminating fatigue in professional drivers is critical to road safety

Land Transport - 2021-06-04

Fatigue in professional drivers is the norm on European roads and directly linked to their notoriously poor working conditions, according to a new study by the European Transport Workers&rsq...

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Switzerland to ban lorry drivers from taking weekly rest in the cab

Land Transport - 2021-06-04

Truck drivers will no longer be allowed to observe their weekly rest in their vehicle when in Switzerland...

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Investigation claims hundreds of Heavy Good Vehicles consistently conducting illegal cabotage in Sweden

Land Transport - 2021-06-03

An investigation conducted with the participation of major Swedish news outlets claims to uncovered evidence showing hundreds of Heavy Good Vehicles are consistently conducting illegal cabotage transp...

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Road transport operators on the front line as driver shortages and skills gaps worsen

Land Transport - 2021-06-03

Truck driver shortages are expected to increase in 2021 by over a quarter on 2020 levels in almost all of the 23 countries surveyed in IRU’s recent global survey of road transport firms...

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4 day long lorry bans in Austria: block checks in Tyrol and bank holidays in Austria and Italy

Land Transport - 2021-06-01

Apart from Austria’s usual lorry ban on 3 June, which is due to a national holiday in the country, there will be 2 days of block checks on the Brenner Pass and an extra lorry ban for vehicl...

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Flanders considering increase in HGV weight limit to 48/50 tons

Land Transport - 2021-06-01

The Flemish government is considering increasing the maximum allowed weight limit for Heavy Goods Vehicle combinations to 50 t to improve the efficiency of transportations and reduce their impact...

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Germany raises climate target following “epoch-making” supreme court decision

Land Transport - 2021-05-31

“Epoch-making”, “great” and “significant,” tweeted Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, after the country’s supreme court declared his o...

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Deliver promise on safe parking spaces for HGV drivers, Logistics UK urges government

Land Transport - 2021-05-28

In response to the launch on 27 May 2021 of Transport Focus’ 2020-2021 Logistics and Coach Survey: Strategic Roads, Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK comments: &n...

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Poor infrastructure stops France from exploiting alternatives to fuel-guzzling cars, trucks

Land Transport - 2021-05-27

Although 90% of all goods in France are transported by road compared to the EU average of 75%, more eco-friendly alternatives, like rail and river transport, cannot fully be exploited due to the poor ...

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Electronic TIR framework enters into force across globe in huge boost to trade facilitation

Land Transport - 2021-05-26

The new legal framework for the full digitalisation of the TIR system (the so-called eTIR) enters into force on 25 May, opening eTIR to 77 countries across five continents...

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Confirmed: BAG will be empowered to use road toll data to detect illegal cabotage

Land Transport - 2021-05-25

The German government voted in favour of some important changes in road freight regulations on 20 May...

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Apprenticeship funding for C+E drivers in UK increased to £7,000

Land Transport - 2021-05-21

The RHA has successfully lobbied UK government Ministers to increase the funding limit for Large Goods Vehicles apprenticeships to £7,000...

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German parliament raises targets for emission cuts in transport sector

Land Transport - 2021-05-21

Germany has increased the emissions reduction targets in its transport sector...

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Postcode lottery for electric car charging must be fixed - NGO

Land Transport - 2021-05-19

There is a postcode lottery for electric car charging points in the UK, a new study shows, with ample infrastructure in some areas and a charging desert in others, particularly in the east and south-w...

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