Heavy cabotage checks in July in Germany

Land Transport

Source: trans.info, 2021-08-15

In July, the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (Bundesamt für Güterverkehr - BAG) carried out further controls to check compliance with drivers hours' rules and cabotage regulations, as well as carry out technical roadside inspections. Out of the 1,214 lorries checked for cabotage rules, there were only 64 reported for violation of the regulations.

The German Inspectors carried out several cabotage checks and technical inspections on lorries in July on routes and traffic junctions heavily used by non-resident vehicles, as well as heavily used parking areas.

As part of the control action on 5 July, a total of 356 vehicles were checked, taking into account all controlled legal areas. Of these, 254 vehicles were checked for compliance with the regular weekly rest period outside the vehicle and 156 vehicles for compliance with cabotage regulations. 36 violations related to the ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in vehicles were identified and ten vehicles were reported due to cabotage violations. A further eleven violations were found in the 38 vehicles checked for technical defects.

As part of the control actions on 14-15 July, a total of 603 vehicles were checked. Of these, 580 vehicles were checked for compliance with cabotage regulations, 170 in terms of driving and rest times. A violation related to the ban on taking regular weekly rest periods in vehicles was identified and 26 vehicles were reported due to cabotage regulations. Nine violations were found in the vehicles checked for technical defects.

On 28-29 July, a total of 516 vehicles were checked. Of these, 478 vehicles were checked for compliance with cabotage regulations, 142 in terms of driving and rest times. 28 vehicles were objected to in relation to the cabotage regulations. In addition, two violations of the regular rest period in the vehicle and seven technical deficiencies within the scope of the technical roadside inspection were found.

Taking into account all controlled legal areas, a total of around €145,960 was collected in security deposits in July 2021. The control results obtained are evaluated and incorporated into the subsequent operational controls.


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