Land Transport

Government plan unlikely to solve driver crisis until 2022, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-07-22

On 20 July 2021, the announcement of a government plan to support the recovery of the logistics sector and tackle HGV driver shortages acknowledges industry concerns over testing delays and the simpli...

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Government announces package of measures to support road haulage industry

Land Transport - 2021-07-22

A package of measures to help tackle the HGV driver shortage was announced on 20 July 2021 by the government...

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Belgium-Germany: estimated costs for flood damage repairs reach billions

Land Transport - 2021-07-22

Belgium and Germany are heavily impacted by the floods that took place last week...

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Automotive partnership offers guidance on carbon reporting

Land Transport - 2021-07-20

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) has released a new five-point guidance document on supply chain carbon reporting and reduction for the automotive industry...

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Benelux countries to ensure charging across borders

Land Transport - 2021-07-19

To promote cross-border electric driving and charging, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg have established the joint service IDRO (Benelux ID Registration Organisation)...

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UNIFE applauds EC “Fit for 55” proposal, inclusion of rail puts EU on track to climate neutrality

Land Transport - 2021-07-16

On 14 July, the European Commission presented its long-awaited masterplan for a complete overhaul of climate polices in the EU, the ‘’Fit for 55’’ Package...

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Logistics UK launches Route to Net Zero campaign

Land Transport - 2021-07-16

Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, has on 15 July 2021 announced the launch of Route to Net Zero: a campaign to encourage its 18,000 member businesses to commit to ...

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The Fit for 55 package – good news for rail?

Land Transport - 2021-07-16

The European Commission has unveiled its ambitious ‘Fit for 55’ regulatory package...

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Massive lorry checks across Europe from Monday 19th July

Land Transport - 2021-07-15

Hundreds of police officers will check lorries and buses from 19 to 25 July as another Roadpol TRUCK & BUS Operation is going to be carried out...

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New Covid restrictions for truckers entering 4 European countries

Land Transport - 2021-07-15

As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout Europe, countries are starting to apply restrictions for travellers entering their borders...

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IRU cautiously welcomes Fit-for-55 but warns of double-dip hit to transport

Land Transport - 2021-07-15

IRU, the voice of almost 1m European passenger and goods road transport operators, has cautiously welcomed some parts of the European Commission’s Fit-for-55 proposals...

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Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050

Land Transport - 2021-07-14

Cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of new green jobs are set to become reality thanks to the UK’s revolutionary Transport decarbonisation plan, Transport Secretary Gra...

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German transport association criticises UK’s relaxation of drivers’ hours rules

Land Transport - 2021-07-14

The German Federal Association of Freight Transport, Logistics and Disposal (Bundesverbands Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung – BGL) has criticised the UK government’s recent ...

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Ireland: FTAI calls for government action to avert driver shortage crisis

Land Transport - 2021-07-13

Ireland is yet another country grappling with a driver shortage crisis...

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Driver shortages ‘pushing UK logistics towards unprecedented crisis’

Land Transport - 2021-07-12

UK national road freight network operator Pall-Ex Group has joined other leading logistics businesses to highlight “the growing crisis” faced by the UK road freight sector due to “cr...

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BGL’s alternative route map is available as a digital version for the first time

Land Transport - 2021-07-08

In July and August every year, there are driving bans on certain German motorway sections and federal highways for trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 7...

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Drivers’ hours extension is not the answer to skills shortage, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-07-08

Business group Logistics UK has reacted with dismay at 7 July 2021's announcement of the continued relaxation of drivers’ hours legislation until 8 August 2021, which governs the length...

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VW, Daimler, Volvo team up to build truck chargers

Land Transport - 2021-07-06

The truck manufacturing units of Volkswagen, Daimler and Volvo announced 5 July they will team up to build a network of 1,700 charging points for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe using green electri...

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Austria: additional Saturday truck bans in place until August 28th

Land Transport - 2021-07-05

The authorities in Austria have announced that additional truck bans will be in force every Saturday from 3 July up to an including 28 August...

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IRU briefs UN and WTO on pandemic impact

Land Transport - 2021-07-01

On 30 June, IRU addressed a special WTO COVID-19 Symposium and a meeting of the UN Advisory Group on Transport Responses to the pandemic, providing an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the road tran...

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