Land Transport

UK haulage industry in crisis as driver numbers haemorrhage

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

The current fuel crisis in the UK, which is being blamed on a severe shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers available to distribute it, is the latest example of a transport staffing crisis that is no...

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Drivers using UK visa scheme likely to work for just 2 months

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A Home Office source has told Inews that the first drivers to take advantage of the UK's new visa scheme are expected to arrive at the end of October...

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Europe’s looming truck driver gap undermines UK appeals

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A shortage of truck drivers isn't just a British problem...

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Serbia to invest EUR 6 billion for rail modernisation

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced that the government will invest €6bn to modernise the rail infrastructure to get connected with all countries in the region and the EU by ...

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UK to issue short-term visas to help ease trucker, food industry shortages

Land Transport - 2021-09-27

The United Kingdom will grant temporary visas in an effort to tackle supply chain woes, the government said late 25 September...

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BP closes some petrol stations amid Heavy Good Vehicle driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Some petrol stations in the UK have been forced to close after the nationwide shortage of Heavy Good Vehicle drivers left forecourts without supplies...

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Freeze fuel duty forever, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Business group Logistics UK is calling on government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on the road to Net Zero...

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UN seeks IRU voice in key debate on transport resilience

Land Transport - 2021-09-23

Transport networks around the world, both logistics supply chains and passenger mobility services, are increasingly looking at how they can become more resilient to change, such as the impacts resulti...

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Freight Association Takes on the Task of Spreading the Word About Logistics Jobs to Youngsters

Land Transport - 2021-09-22

Even before the desperate search for qualified staff to manage the mountain of extra customs entries required due to the unsatisfactory Brexit deal, nobody could have accused the British International...

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Changes to Heavy Goods Vehicle and bus driving tests from autumn 2021

Land Transport - 2021-09-21

Some rules about learning to drive an Heavy Goods Vehicle and bus or coach are going to change later in 2021...

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UK Government launches new Freight Council to ensure “world-class” freight service

Land Transport - 2021-09-20

The UK government has published the members of its new Freight Council, whose aim is to ensure the freight sector in the UK provides a “world-class service that supports the UK’s growth an...

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CEF call for safe and secure parking areas published

Land Transport - 2021-09-20

On 16 September, the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) published a funding call of €100m as part of the Connecting Europe Facility...

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Slovenia introduced COVID Certificates for services

Land Transport - 2021-09-20

The Slovenian government issued this week an ordinance on the method of meeting the condition of recovery, vaccination and testing to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections...

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No Green Deal without investments in rail infrastructure

Land Transport - 2021-09-20

The European Commission will hold on 16 September a conference on Rail Infrastructure Investment for the Green Deal, on the occasion of the arrival of the Connecting Europe Express in Bucharest...

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Belgian region to increase lorry weight limits to 50 tonnes

Land Transport - 2021-09-16

From the beginning of 2022, trucks with a maximum authorised weight of up to 50t will be allowed to drive on the roads of Flanders...

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There’s a Europe-wide Heavy Good Vehicle driver shortage. So why do UK supply chains seem more disrupted?

Land Transport - 2021-09-16

A recent report by Transport Intelligence highlighted the fact that Britain is not alone in Europe when it comes to Heavy Goods Vehicle driver shortages...

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Changes to HGV driver testing process: measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-09-13

The changes to the Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process announced on 10 September 2021 show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the curr...

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BGL representatives: Germany requires truckers from 3rd-countries to fill shortage

Land Transport - 2021-09-13

Representatives of Germany's Federal Association of Freight Transport, Logistics and Waste Disposal (Bundesverbandes Güterkraftverkehr, Logistik und Entsorgung – BGL), have reportedly s...

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UK set to shorten Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process

Land Transport - 2021-09-10

The UK government is expected to announce a further shake-up of the Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process this week, to fast-track drivers into the haulage industry amid the chronic shortages whi...

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Almost a third of trucks tested emit dangerous levels of air pollution

Land Transport - 2021-09-08

Nearly a third of trucks in Spain exceed the EU’s legal emission limits, testing in Barcelona and Madrid indicates...

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