Land Transport

Tolls discount a ‘watershed’ moment for green trucking

Land Transport - 2021-06-30

T&E has hailed a “watershed for green trucking” after EU lawmakers agreed to give significant incentives to hauliers operating zero-emission trucks...

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Summer truck bans 2021. See where and when they will be in effect

Land Transport - 2021-06-29

Summer truck bans are already in force in Austria and Poland and they will apply in many other countries in the coming days...

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Consensus builds as industry leaders debate ambitious decarbonisation plan

Land Transport - 2021-06-29

Leading industry CEOs, regulators and international organisations have come together to kick off IRU’s 2050 Green Compact with an energetic online debate on key priorities and actions to deliver...

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Germany’s Sunday truck bans back in force as of 1 July

Land Transport - 2021-06-23

Germany’s truck driving bans on Sundays and public holidays in are to apply again in the country from 1 July...

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Season visas and funded training vital to ease skills shortage, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-06-22

With more than 45,000 Heavy Good Vehicle driver tests outstanding at DVSA as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Logistics UK is today pressing government to introduce a seasonal visa for Europea...

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Interactive map – Electric trucks: long-haul stop locations fit for charging point deployment in Europe

Land Transport - 2021-06-21

Battery electric trucks will have to play a big role in the decarbonisation of road freight transport, especially when we look at long-haul trucks...

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Why the future of long-haul trucking is electric

Land Transport - 2021-06-21

Battery electric trucking is not a pipedream anymore: European truckmakers are now focusing on bringing battery electric trucks to the mass market for all vehicle segments, including long-haul...

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UK truck driver shortage ‘reaches crisis point’

Land Transport - 2021-06-18

The acute shortage of Heavy Good Vehicle drivers in the UK has reached “a crisis of national importance” that is leading to shops lacking stock and “perfectly good, graded and packed...

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Swedish Government plan to introduce highest illegal cabotage fines in the EU

Land Transport - 2021-06-18

Sweden’s Minister of Infrastructure is reportedly preparing a proposal to increase its current fines for illegal cabotage, making the financial penalties the highest in the EU in the process...

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Lawmakers agree new road tolls to incentivise switch to cleaner trucks

Land Transport - 2021-06-17

European hauliers will slash their costs by driving trucks that reduce carbon and air pollution under a new tolling system agreed by EU lawmakers on 16 June...

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Unite: low pay a “key issue” in “chronic” UK driver shortage crisis

Land Transport - 2021-06-16

The Unite Trade Union has said low pay is a “key issue” affecting the current driver shortage crisis in the UK, and stated that lorry drivers have been “underpaid for years...

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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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