Land Transport

Heavy Goods Vehicle crisis: 53,000 drivers left profession in past 4 years over poor conditions, Brexit and Covid, data shows

Land Transport - 2021-10-22

The number of lorry drivers in the UK has decreased by a sixth since 2017, while the Road Haulage Association has warned MPs the situation is not improving  The number of Heavy Goods Vehi...

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Heavy Goods Vehicle driver shortage: UK in a ‘state of logistical disarray’

Land Transport - 2021-10-20

"Anyone with an ounce of common sense would know that if you restrict movement, put in trade barriers and generally make hard-working people feel unwelcome, a lot of them will decide they're ...

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IRU calls out global border chaos risk to SDGs at UN Sustainable Transport Conference

Land Transport - 2021-10-20

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has outlined major issues confronting cross-border road transport services that are risking pandemic recovery efforts, and longer-term achievement of the UN&rsq...

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CPC is outdated and refresher exams are needless, says Hungarian haulage association

Land Transport - 2021-10-19

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) refresher exams are unnecessary and make it more difficult to employ drivers, which is a significant problem nowadays, says Tivadar Árva...

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Foreign truckers don’t need Italy’s Green Pass if they stay in cab during unloading

Land Transport - 2021-10-18

The Italian government has clarified regulations about the compulsory Covid Green Pass all employees need to have as of 15 October...

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UK prepares to relax cabotage rules to relieve driver crisis

Land Transport - 2021-10-18

The UK government is preparing to relax ‘cabotage’ rules in order to relieve the current acute lorry driver crisis by allowing European hauliers greater freedom to operate within Great Bri...

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New European Standard to Ensure Safer Truck Parking is Welcomed

Land Transport - 2021-10-14

Right across the world the need for Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs) is paramount as levels of vehicle crime escalate...

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Europe’s policymakers lag behind truckmakers on CO2 emissions

Land Transport - 2021-10-11

EU policymakers are lagging behind truckmakers when it comes to CO2 emissions, a new study shows...

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Fuel duel in the race to power green trucks

Land Transport - 2021-10-11

Millions of trucks rumbling across the Continent keep supermarket shelves stocked, factories humming with just-in-time deliveries of parts and online purchases showing up on doorsteps — but...

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IRU briefs 14 transport ministers on COVID, borders and trade

Land Transport - 2021-10-08

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has addressed 14 Ministers of Transport in a closed door round table session during the 12th Transport and Communication Forum, hosted by the Turkish Minis...

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Campaign seeks to attract ex-Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers back to the industry

Land Transport - 2021-10-06

A campaign is underway to address the severe shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers in the UK by contacting people with a vocational licence but who are currently not driving for a living in an attem...

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Increase transport investment, Logistics UK urges government

Land Transport - 2021-10-05

Submitting a response to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK is urging the government to recognis...

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Germany signs up to e-CMR digital consignment note protocol

Land Transport - 2021-10-05

Germany has signed up to the e-CMR protocol, which is designed to digitalise consignment notices needed for the international transport of goods and make the process more efficient, while at the same ...

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Boris Johnson implies hauliers are to blame for UK’s poor lorry parking facilities

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that the haulage industry in Britain is to blame for a lack of investment in lorry parking facilities...

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Boris Johnson: No going back to ‘uncontrolled migration’ to tackle shortages

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 3 October said he wouldn't fall back on "uncontrolled migration" to respond to supply chain disruptions, adding there would be a "period...

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Report: lorry drivers using visa scheme to be paid up to 20% more

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, British retail insiders say higher pay is required in order to attract lorry drivers from abroad to take on temporary work through the UK government's...

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Belgian minister wants ease of state aid rules for European rail

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

Belgian Mobility Minister Georges Gilkinet has asked Europe to ease state aid rules for rail transport, both for freight and for international passenger transport, including night trains...

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Gas truck as bad for the climate as diesel in on-road tests

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel trucks and pollute the air far more than manufacturers claim, new independent tests indic...

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Global transport chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply...

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More European lorry drivers disregard UK’s temporary visa scheme

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

On 28 September, drivers on Trans...

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