Ursula von der Leyen Transport and mobility policies look set to go into overdrive under the next European Commission, as a heady mix of climate change ambition and competition concerns dictate the direction of travel. This is what the vision looks like. Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen built support for her candidacy by […]
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Countering Vehicle as a Weapon: Best Practice Guidance for Goods Vehicle Operators and Drivers has just been released by the UK Department for Transport and addresses VAW attacks, writes Tim Norris of Ashtons LegalSolicitors. VAW stands for ‘Vehicle as a Weapon’. Such an attack requires relatively low-level preparation and little or no training but is potentially devastating in […]
Only 2 months to go for professional truck, bus and coach drivers’ to complete their Driver CPC training before the September deadline. All drivers need to make sure they’ve completed 7 hours of periodic training by 9 September 2019. Check how much training your driver/drivers’ have done
YOUR HOME FROM HOME With a brand-new cab, outstanding fuel efficiency and advanced technology & connectivity, the IVECO S-WAY truck is a complete transport solution designed to provide excellent life on board conditions to drivers and offerings a winning solution to owners by enhancing their competitiveness and Total Cost of Ownership. It is set to be the aspirational […]
In light of the European elections, IRU and ETF – the EU social partners for Road Transport – call on the European Commission and Parliament to put enforcement at the top of the EU transport agenda for the next legislative term. Enforcement is the mechanism by which authorities ensure that rules are being followed and […]
European Court reminds employers to properly record working time The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) last week delivered its judgment in a working time dispute between a Spanish trade union and Deutsche Bank. The decision serves as a warning to employers to make sure employees’ working time is properly recorded and that employees take […]
With the new rules for cabin camping, truck drivers do not have to prove that they have spent the normal weekly rest (the 45-hour rest) outside the cabin. That is what the German branch organization DSLV says. According to DSLV, the European Commission wrote this to the IRU. ‘Enforcement officers are not allowed to ask drivers […]
Safety features such as intelligent speed assistance and the advanced emergency-braking system will have to be installed in new vehicles as from May 2022 and as from May 2024 for existing models. Cars, vans, trucks and buses to be equipped with advanced safety features Cyclists and pedestrians will be better protected In 2018, 25 100 […]
Smart tachographs 2019: everything you need to know
Truck cabin camping, spending 45 hours of rest (or longer) in the cabin, is banned by the European Parliament, even if it happens in a secure parking place. That is one of the results of the vote that the EP held on Thursday about the Mobility Package. “We can see that the European Parliament understands some […]
The fine, issued by the Government of Cantabria in March 2019 provided that during a routine check a weekly rest equal to or more than 45 hours was made in inside the vehicle. The particularity of the case is that the driver previously took a regular 45-hour rest in Italy, without providing any evidence of […]
24-hour #Speedmarathon starts at midnight tonight! Police officers across Europe have begun their latest week-long speed enforcement operation, which runs for a week until Sunday 7 April. Included in the week’s activity is this year’s 24-hour ‘Speed Marathon’, starting at 0000 tonight.
From 19 to 24 February, a Europe-wide TISPOL enforcement operation focusing on trucks and buses took place. The safety of commercial goods and passenger transport was central to the operation, which involved coordinated police controls in 29 participating countries. According to the latest results from 20 countries, 103,515 trucks and 18,047 buses were checked. More than 33,000 violations were found (trucks: 30,014, buses: […]
Eight European transport organizations want the European Parliament to finally decide on essential parts of the Mobility Package. This must be done before the European elections in May. The letter to the European Parliament was signed by Bundesverband Güterkraftverkehr Logistik und Entsorgung (BGL – Germany), Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR – France), Nordic Logistic Association […]
Coach & Bus UK 2019, the largest domestic trade show of its kind dedicated to the coach, bus and mini-vehicle sector, will return to the NEC Birmingham on 2-3 October. Following the success of 2017, which was dubbed “a tremendous showcase” by Giles Fearnley, First UK Bus MD, and a “phenomenal success” by Steve O’Neill, […]
The European Parliament has agreed that all new cars will be fitted with speed limiters. The move is part of a series of measures backed by MEPs to make a variety of safety systems compulsory. The intelligent speed assistance (ISA) systems will use road sign recognition or GPS data to determine local speed limits and […]
Extensive employment law reforms commenced in March 2019 Summary of main changes Criminal liability and personal liability of directors What should employers do to prepare?
Speeding remains a significant problem in many European countries according to new research published yesterday by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). The findings come ahead of an important vote in the European Parliament on Thursday on the future mandatory in-vehicle safety technologies. Some of the countries with the best safety records in Europe have lower standard […]
According to a representative of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Seamus Leheny, said that many trucks coming from Northern Ireland will not be able to travel into the Republic after Brexit? Currently, 13,000 trucks cross the border from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland every day but according to some in the industry and as reported on […]