Enforcement on spending the weekend rest (45 hours) in the cabin seems to be much stricter in Europe than previously expected. Except in the act of committing, violations are fined in other countries. That reports the office in Germany and Netherland. The burden of proof is deposited with the driver and transport operator. “A fine is issued if the driver cannot prove that he has slept in a place other than the cabin”
More security, enhanced services: In June 2019, the smart tachograph will be introduced in accordance with an EU regulation. What companies and drivers have to adjust to.
|From Monday 5 March 2018, DVSA traffic examiners will start issuing on-the-spot fines for any drivers hours offences committed in the last 28 days.
Traffic examiners will issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hour’s offences in a single check.
The change was first announced in September 2017, and we’re now able to confirm the start date.
Find out more about the changes to drivers’ hour’s fines.
Of the 11 countries that recorded cargo crimes in the TAPA IIS database in December 2017, only the UK saw its incident rate go into double figures. It accounted for 87 or 74.3% of the 117 losses during the month. Germany with six crimes recorded the second highest total.
The European Commission’s new ROADSEC Security Toolkit is now available to download, providing clear operational guidance to help truck drivers, transport companies and other key stakeholders address the threats of cargo theft, stowaway entry to trucks, and terrorism on European roads.
Spain has also responded to the ruling of the European Court of Justice of 20 December 2017, which states that drivers may not take their regular weekly rest in the vehicle cabin.
Fenadismer, Federation of Transport Organisations in the Madrid Region, has confirmed that the Ministry of Infrastructure is working on amending the regulation which will introduce a ban on spending the regular 45-hour weekly rest in the cabin.
At the moment the amount of the fine is not known. The ban is expected to come into effect from 1 July 2018.
France reduces the speed limit to 80km/h on rural roads. The measure is one point in the catalogue of measures presented by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. The goal is to reduce the number of fatal accidents.
According to the French Ministry of Transport, in recent years there has been an increase of serious fatalities in French roads. France wants to take action against this trend. Following a meeting of the Standing Governmental Committee on Road Safety, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced the following measures:
One in 12 commercial vehicles checked by DVSA examiners is fitted with an emission fraud device, the agency has revealed.
And following a series of roadside checks, DVSA examiners are now inspecting more than 100 operators’ vehicle fleets for emission cheat devices. It said that some of the companies being inspected operate up to 80 vehicles.
The DVSA found that the most common type of device found is an ‘emulator’, which stops the lorry’s existing emissions control system from working. The aim is to save money on maintenance and repairs.
Examiners checked 3,735 lorries between August and November and 293 of them had been fitted with fraud devices.
The number of flu cases expected to rise in the coming week’s drivers are being reminded to think road safety.
Many drivers are putting themselves at risk every winter by taking cough and cold remedies that could make them unsafe on the roads, road safety professionals have warned.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that truck drivers are not allowed to spend their regular weekly rest in the vehicle and that this finally brings clarity to European driving-force law.
EASTERN European lorry drivers are now deserting Britain because the drop in the pound after Brexit means their wages are no longer worth so much when sent to their families back home.
The House of Representatives wants the government to ban the compulsory 45-hour rest in the cabin. Inconvenience and insecurity in parking places must also be prevented. A motion of Labour Party (Netherlands) member of parliament of Gijs van Dijk was passed on.
Brussels, 5 December 2017 – Today representatives from European cities and automobile manufacturers came together for the first time in order to explore solutions to the challenges of increasing urban road traffic.
The main purpose of this workshop, which gathered more than 70 stakeholders involved in urban mobility, was to exchange views, experiences and different perspectives on urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs), which are becoming more widespread throughout the EU. As well as cities and auto manufacturers, representatives of regions, research organisations, transport operators, motorists, shippers and retailers were present.
Market surveillance to EU tire label: Not all offered commercial vehicle tires are as economical as stated.
Many commercial vehicle tires are obviously worse than the EU tire label identifies. This is pointed out by the German Rubber Industry Association (wdk) together with the EU market surveillance authorities, just under one-fifth of the tires tested were inferior to the rolling resistance efficiency class specified by the manufacturer or importer.
Foreign trailers and semi-trailers may only be used in Germany according to the DSLV if they are towed by a tractor vehicle from the same country of origin. An exception applies to trailers registered under the voluntary registration system in the UK.
In Antwerp, the environmental zone already applies. Now Brussels is catching up and will close vehicles of the Euro emission standard 0 and 1 from traffic on 1 January 2018. Foreign vehicles must register individually for each city. On the homepage, www.lez-belgium.be drivers will find all information about the registration and the respective environmental zones.
One of the largest transport firms in Europe has announced an order for 250 Stralis NP heavy trucks, with nearly 200 to feature the new Cursor 13 460 hp natural gas engine
Lyon, 23 November 2017
French transport firm Jacky Perrenot has announced an order for 250 Stralis NP trucks at the Solutrans trade show in Lyon, adding to the 250 Stralis NP 400 hp vehicles ordered last year. They will include nearly 200 vehicles with the new 460 hp natural gas engine launched last month, for operation throughout France.
The South Tyrolean transport and logistics company has reserved the semi-truck available from 2019 according to the manufacturer’s specifications and intends to use it in European long-distance traffic. The electric semi-trailer from California is said to cost around $ 250,000.
Lithuanian logistics company first to buy Tesla truck
Lithuanian logistics company Girteka Logistics is the first in Europe to buy the new Tesla electric truck.
Refuse trucks operate in cities and towns. Their operating cycle is typically urban, and with almost a stop at every household to collect refuse. The stop-go operating cycle of refuse trucks leads to an amount of fuel wastage as well as increases a number of exhaust gases the truck emits. That is not the only issue with refuse trucks. These trucks also pose a challenge to the driver with their duty cycle. The stop-go operation often results in driver fatigue, and especially in an urban environment. Making a perfect candidate for alternate fuel technologies, like buses, refuse trucks have also been a subject of research for some time now.