Land Transport

UPDATED: effect of railway strike Germany significant

Land Transport - 2021-08-13

The effect of the strike in Germany is significant...

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UK Traffic Commissioners: firms more likely to employ dangerous drivers due to driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-08-12

The Annual Traffic Commissioners’ Report has drawn attention to a safety hazard the driver shortage could entail; companies potentially employing dangerous drivers they otherwise wouldn't in...

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More rail freight operations for HS2 construction

Land Transport - 2021-08-12

Britain’s high-speed rail project HS2 claims it will take an extra 24,000 Heavy Goods Vehicles off the UK roads...

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Bringing in army 'will not scratch the surface' of HGV driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-08-12

A top figure in the haulage industry has told Sky News that deploying army personnel to help tackle the Heavy Good Vehicle driver shortage "will not scratch the surface" of the UK's...

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Netherlands: smart tacho 2 to be mandatory in new vehicles in 2023

Land Transport - 2021-08-11

As of 21 August 2023, smart tacho 2 will be mandatory on newly registered commercial vehicles sold in the Netherlands...

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Slovenia: overtaking ban for lorries on all motorways from November

Land Transport - 2021-08-11

Slovenian Government Minister Jernej Vrtovec has said that the overtaking ban for trucks over 7...

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It’s official: German train drivers go on strike

Land Transport - 2021-08-11

The union of German locomotive drivers (GDL) has decided to go on a strike...

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Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

Land Transport - 2021-08-11

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, on 10 August 2021 business group Logistics UK has launched a comprehensive, free guide for employers from across the sector on &ldq...

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UK’s “temporary” drivers' hours relaxation extended by almost 2 months

Land Transport - 2021-08-09

The UK's “temporary" relaxation of drivers' hours rules, which was originally scheduled to last under a month, has now been extended by almost a further two months...

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Transport CO2 price to cost German railway up to 50 million euros in 2021

Land Transport - 2021-08-09

Germany’s state-owned railway company Deutsche Bahn will have to pay between €40m and €50m for the use of fossil fuels like diesel and heating oil, news agency dpa repor...

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Spanish transport association calls for ban on drivers loading and unloading

Land Transport - 2021-08-06

The Spanish Confederation of Freight Transport (La Confederación Española de Transporte de Mercancías  - CETM), is pushing the government and the autonomous communities to ad...

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Highway code changes - "Unsafe and unjust," says RHA

Land Transport - 2021-08-04

The RHA is extremely concerned at the changes to the Highway Code as announced on 30 July by the Department for Transport...

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2.5bn German rail support approved

Land Transport - 2021-08-03

The European Commission has given the green light for a €2...

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Portugal introduces fines for forcing drivers to load or unload. Will other countries follow?

Land Transport - 2021-08-02

The IRU, the Global Shippers Alliance (GSA) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation are of the same opinion and have proposed the creation of a so-called Drivers’ Charter...

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Logistics UK presses government for temporary driver visas to ease supply chain issues

Land Transport - 2021-07-30

Business group Logistics UK has called for government to review its decision not to grant temporary work visas to EU HGV drivers, in the wake of mounting pressure on the UK’s supply chain caused...

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Continental & Siemens to cooperate on truck pantographs

Land Transport - 2021-07-30

Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will co-operate in the development and production of pantographs for trucks...

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Logistics UK’s response to Congestion Charge announcement

Land Transport - 2021-07-29

Regarding the announcement made on 28 July by Transport for London (TfL) about the opening of a consultation on the future of the Congestion Charge – based on proposals to reduce the hours ...

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Damage to German rail company after flood disaster totals over €1bn

Land Transport - 2021-07-27

The cost of damage to industry after the devastating floods in western Germany will total well over €1bn...

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Germany to add Netherlands and Spain to “high incidence areas” list

Land Transport - 2021-07-27

Germany will again classify the Netherlands and Spain as “high incidence areas”...

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UK lorry drivers plan to strike over low pay and poor working conditions

Land Transport - 2021-07-26

Lorry drivers are planning a nationwide strike over their working conditions, prompting warnings that this would magnify food shortages and cripple the country’s already creaking supply chains...

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