Land Transport

What is the future for truck platooning?

Land Transport - 2019-02-08

Daimler’s recent announcement that, following subpar results during pilot testing, it would be scaling back its investment in truck platooning contrasts with Amazon’s reported testing of E...

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Success of truck CO2 standards relies on commercial viability of technology

Land Transport - 2019-02-06

Going into the final stretch of the trilogue debates on CO2 standards for trucks, it is crucial that European environmental policy ambition is balanced with the commercial realities of a sector domina...

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New CO2 targets for trucks must be ‘achievable in practice’ cautions industry

Land Transport - 2019-02-05

Ahead of next week’s final EU negotiations on CO2 standards for trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reiterates its support for a timely agreement on this regu...

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Perfect storm driving up UK haulage costs

Land Transport - 2019-02-01

Forwarders contacted by Lloyd’s Loading List said that since congestion hit the ports of Southampton and Felixstowe during the fourth quarter of last year, following on from disruption...

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Belarus boosts Eurasian transport prospects with e-CMR decision

Land Transport - 2019-01-30

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on the adoption of the digital consignment note, bolstering prospects of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) roadmap to establish a common market fo...

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Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

Land Transport - 2019-01-28

Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom...

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EIB approves a railway project in Slovakia

Land Transport - 2019-01-23

The European Investment Bank has approved a EUR 115 million financing for the modernisation of 33 km of rail lines on Puchov – Zilina railway line in north-west Slovakia...

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Czech transport companies under threat from better driver salaries

Land Transport - 2019-01-22

The revised Posting of Workers Directive introduces the principle of ”the same pay for the same work in the same place“ and must be transposed into national laws by July 2020...

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Climate protection plans could threaten unlimited speeds on Germany’s autobahns

Land Transport - 2019-01-21

The days of unlimited speeding on Germany's famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the fut...

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Digital transport gains traction in Finland and Romania

Land Transport - 2019-01-17

Fresh momentum for e-CMR marks the pivotal shift towards entirely paperless transport operations with the digital infrastructure to support new innovations...

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Maximum length of a vehicle combination 34.5 metres

Land Transport - 2019-01-10

The maximum length of a vehicle combination in road traffic will increase from 25...

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Calais port boss: UK plan to create new Brexit trade routes ‘disrespectful’

Land Transport - 2019-01-09

A no-deal Brexit will have no impact on the flow of truck traffic through Calais port, the terminal's boss, Jean-Marc Puissesseau, insisted on 9 January while lashing out at British plans to creat...

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UK lorries test no-deal Brexit freight plan

Land Transport - 2019-01-09

A convoy of lorries has taken part in the first of two test runs aimed at tackling post-Brexit traffic queues in the event of a disruptive no-deal Brexit...

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UK to spend over £100m on chartering 'no-deal Brexit' ferries

Land Transport - 2019-01-03

The UK will spend more than £100m in chartering extra ferries to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, BBC News reports quoting documents from the Depart...

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European Commission approves German scheme to cut cost of rail

Land Transport - 2019-01-03

The European Commission has approved the German aid scheme meant to compensate rail freight operators for up to 45% of their track access charges...

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Rail Freight Forward coalition signed in Katowice

Land Transport - 2018-12-19

On Friday 14 December, the Rail Freight Forward coalition was launched in Katowice, Poland...

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Truck driver shortage crisis now spreading across the whole of Europe

Land Transport - 2018-12-19

European road transport firms are racing towards a driver shortage crisis of 150,000 unfilled jobs, according to new research from Transport Intelligence...

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Estimated Time of Arrival rail freight to become more accurate

Land Transport - 2018-12-13

It is up to the terminals now to present their valuable data regarding the arrival times of certain trains...

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EU railway companies should ‘get going’ with language pilots

Land Transport - 2018-12-06

In 2019, railway undertakings may carry out pilot projects to test alternative means of ensuring effective communication during railway operations...

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French freight sector counts cost of ‘gilet jaune’ disruptions

Land Transport - 2018-12-06

The ongoing protests in France against a proposed rise in fuel tax have so far inflicted operating losses of more than €400 million on the country’s road haulage and logistics firms, accord...

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