IRU shares its vision with the European Commission on the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework and calls for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funds to be earmarked for road transport projects.
IRU strongly supports the EU financing instrument but eschews the allocation of funds away from the road transport sector.
We welcome the publication of the last part of the European Commission’s Mobility Package. The new legislative proposals on CO2 standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles (HDVs), road safety and the digitalisation of freight transport documents are a welcome push for the further modernisation of the EU road transport industry.
During a routine check at the end of March by the Regional Department for Spatial Planning, Environment and Housing (Dreal) in the Center-Val de Loire department, officials discovered a form of electronic tachograph fraud that had previously been unknown in France. It was discovered by a stopped truck of a Polish transporter, whose tachograph registered a rest period during the current journey. The difference between the number of kilometres travelled and the remaining data stored by the device made the inspectors suspicious.
At the end of April, two Tesla Model S was being put into service by the Police Luxembourg.
Electric vehicles will be more and more present on our roads in the future. It is a less known technology that will raise new challenges. A key question is whether such vehicles are suitable for use by administrations, especially in law enforcement. The Police Luxembourg has a very good organized maintenance service, to follow this project closely and make an in-depth analysis.
The Commission had proposed to enhance rules on professional drivers’ training to improve road safety standards in February 2017, as a revision to Directive 2003/59/EC.
To pursue the occupation of road transport operator is in Regulation EC 1071/2009 and in force since December 2011, it continues to apply.
The new Regulation EU 2016/403 supplements the list of “Deadly Sins” and divide the violations into new categories and type, in force since January 2017
MEP Isabella De Monte championed the passenger transport aspects of the EU Mobility Package at a breakfast meeting in Brussels this week, in the run-up to first European Parliament votes next month.
Members of the European Parliament get the first-hand experience of an overnight stay in a truck with the benefits of safe and secure parking, in the run-up to the vote on the Mobility Package.
Following investigations by the Road Safety Authority (RSA), both Citi Bus Limited and Last Bus Limited of Moorhill House, Brannockstown, Co Kildare trading as Dublin Coach were before Naas District Court for breaches of tachograph and drivers’ hour’s regulations. Both companies operate a road passenger business.
Police in Dordogne hand out €50 petrol vouchers to four considerate drivers
Four drivers in Dordogne were pulled over by police – and given a €50 voucher for petrol as a reward for good driving. All four were French living in the department.
It was part of an initiative set up by the local Prefecture, Gendarmerie and the France Bleu Périgord radio station and followed a government announcement in January, which included ways to reward good drivers among a series of measures to reduce fatalities on France’s roads.
Operation Enable is being supported across Europe by TISPOL. This initiative, which has been very successful in the Republic of Ireland, targets motorists who fraudulently use disabled parking permits. Check out the attached letter to Irish Police Officers from the Irish Wheelchair Association:
The 10th bi-annual Coach and Bus Show, sponsored by Campion Insurance, was launched on the 19th of February by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings.
The event will again be held in the RDS, Simmonscourt Pavilion and the Floor Plan and Online Booking System are now live. To reserve your stand in a prime location:
Details of the 2018 Coach Driver of the Year Competition have not yet be announced.
The Irish Coach Driver of the Year competition 2016 took place at the Campion Insurance CTTC Coach and Bus Show in the RDS Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin over the weekend of 12th and 13th November 2016.
Europe’s biggest bus and coach show for 2018, 30 October – 1 November 2018, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
Join thousands of visitors from all over the world and experience Euro Bus Expo; the centre of current trends and future developments in the bus and coach sector.
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.
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.
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: