Eurovignette: We calls for level playing field and reinvestment into road

eurovignette
eurovignette

The European Parliament’s revision of the Eurovignette Directive is an opportunity to establish a fair road user charging system, which guarantees a level playing field between different modes, and reinvests revenue in the sector to incentivise cleaner, more efficient road transport.

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EU funding should focus on enabling cleaner and safer road transport

trucks highway green landscape
trucks highway green landscape

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.

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Mobility Package 3: Greater uptake of new technologies will support more efficient, greener and safer road transport

 

Trucks
Trucks

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.

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France: Scam discovered at the Digital Tachograph

digitacho
digitacho

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.

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Police Luxembourg goes electric

Tesla Model S Police Car
Tesla Model S Police Car

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.

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European Parliament votes to modernise training for driver cpc

driver cpc
The European Parliament overwhelmingly adopted the proposal improving the training of professional drivers during its plenary session in Strasbourg today.

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.

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The list of deadly sins for a transport operator

heavy traffic moving at speed on the motorway

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

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Fines totalling €11,000 for two road passenger bus operators for breach of road safety regulations

Dublin Coach
Dublin Coach

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.

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France: police slap four drivers with €50 vouchers for good driving…

Police in Dordogne hand out €50 petrol vouchers to four considerate drivers

Gendarmerie
Gendarmerie

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. 

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Dublin Coach and Bus Show 17th November 2018

Coach and Bus Show 2018
Coach and Bus Show 2018

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:

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Euro Bus Expo, Europe’s biggest bus and coach show for 2018

Europe’s biggest bus and coach show for 2018, 30 October – 1 November 2018, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

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The road is ahead
Elegance and efficiency in transport

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.

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UK Drivers’ hours fines: changes from 5 March 2018

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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.

EU Commission publishes ROADSEC Security Toolkit to address the growing threats of Cargo Crime, Stowaways and Terrorism

EU Commission

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.

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France: Speed Limited will be reduced to 80km/h on country roads

France: Tempo 80 on country roads
France: Tempo 80 on country 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:

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