Land Transport

Road transport operators on the front line as driver shortages and skills gaps worsen

Land Transport - 2021-06-03

Truck driver shortages are expected to increase in 2021 by over a quarter on 2020 levels in almost all of the 23 countries surveyed in IRU’s recent global survey of road transport firms...

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4 day long lorry bans in Austria: block checks in Tyrol and bank holidays in Austria and Italy

Land Transport - 2021-06-01

Apart from Austria’s usual lorry ban on 3 June, which is due to a national holiday in the country, there will be 2 days of block checks on the Brenner Pass and an extra lorry ban for vehicl...

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Flanders considering increase in HGV weight limit to 48/50 tons

Land Transport - 2021-06-01

The Flemish government is considering increasing the maximum allowed weight limit for Heavy Goods Vehicle combinations to 50 t to improve the efficiency of transportations and reduce their impact...

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Germany raises climate target following “epoch-making” supreme court decision

Land Transport - 2021-05-31

“Epoch-making”, “great” and “significant,” tweeted Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, after the country’s supreme court declared his o...

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Deliver promise on safe parking spaces for HGV drivers, Logistics UK urges government

Land Transport - 2021-05-28

In response to the launch on 27 May 2021 of Transport Focus’ 2020-2021 Logistics and Coach Survey: Strategic Roads, Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK comments: &n...

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Poor infrastructure stops France from exploiting alternatives to fuel-guzzling cars, trucks

Land Transport - 2021-05-27

Although 90% of all goods in France are transported by road compared to the EU average of 75%, more eco-friendly alternatives, like rail and river transport, cannot fully be exploited due to the poor ...

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Electronic TIR framework enters into force across globe in huge boost to trade facilitation

Land Transport - 2021-05-26

The new legal framework for the full digitalisation of the TIR system (the so-called eTIR) enters into force on 25 May, opening eTIR to 77 countries across five continents...

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Confirmed: BAG will be empowered to use road toll data to detect illegal cabotage

Land Transport - 2021-05-25

The German government voted in favour of some important changes in road freight regulations on 20 May...

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Apprenticeship funding for C+E drivers in UK increased to £7,000

Land Transport - 2021-05-21

The RHA has successfully lobbied UK government Ministers to increase the funding limit for Large Goods Vehicles apprenticeships to £7,000...

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German parliament raises targets for emission cuts in transport sector

Land Transport - 2021-05-21

Germany has increased the emissions reduction targets in its transport sector...

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Postcode lottery for electric car charging must be fixed - NGO

Land Transport - 2021-05-19

There is a postcode lottery for electric car charging points in the UK, a new study shows, with ample infrastructure in some areas and a charging desert in others, particularly in the east and south-w...

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Dutch transport inspectors test tech for reading smart tachographs remotely

Land Transport - 2021-05-19

From mid-July 2024, Regulators in the EU that enforce road transport must have equipment for reading smart tachographs remotely...

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The UK’s ‘traffic light’ travel system begins – what truckers need to know

Land Transport - 2021-05-18

As of 17 May, international travel to the UK has been governed by a new traffic light system...

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How TIR can drive post-Brexit trade

Land Transport - 2021-05-17

Five months after the end of the transition period, Brexit continues to pose a challenge for the transport industry, especially in terms of customs requirements...

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Truckers in Belgium to get “red carpet” treatment on lorry driver day

Land Transport - 2021-05-07

An initiative by the Belgian Road Transport Association wants lorry drivers to be given “red carpet” treatment at loading and unloading points throughout the country on December 2021...

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DTL positive about Denmark’s plans to include combined transport in cabotage rules

Land Transport - 2021-05-05

The Danish Transport and Logistics Association has given the thumbs up to plans to include combined transport in Denmark’s cabotage rules, a move that was revealed by the country&rsquo...

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Electric trucks close to cost parity with diesel, new studies show

Land Transport - 2021-04-30

Advances in technology mean that battery-powered heavy trucks will soon be cheaper to own and run than their petrol and diesel counterparts, according to two new studies by the Stockholm Environment I...

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Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group fully committed to hydrogen-based fuel-cell

Land Transport - 2021-04-30

On 29 April two leaders of the commercial vehicle industry – Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group – officially outlined their pioneering roadmap for the new fuel-cell joint...

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Unlock capacity for rail freight to meet net zero emissions, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-04-29

In response to the publication on 28 April 2021 of the Rail Delivery Group’s Value of Rail Freight report, Zoe McLernon, Policy Manager of Multi Modal at Logistics UK comments: “Lo...

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Logistics UK part of joint call for electrification of rail

Land Transport - 2021-04-26

Logistics UK has urged government to begin a rolling programme of rail electrification, in a joint letter to the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, co-signed by more than 15 business, industry and cam...

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