Are CNG trucks an annual saving of around 8000 euros?

Are CNG trucks an annual saving of around 8000 euros?

The Spanish transport company has revealed how much it saved on the introduction of CNG trucks into its fleet. The carrier expects that in the future this solution will put even more cash in his pocket. According to the Spanish transport website cadenadesuministro.es, a truck powered with GNC (natural gas compressed to 20-25 MPa) can generate annual savings of € 8000-9000 compared to its diesel equivalent. This amount was calculated on the basis of gas and diesel prices in 2016 and for a vehicle travelling 12,000 km. Such data was presented by...

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EU wants to increase the transparency of cross-border courier services. They want to stimulate the growth of European e-commerce

EU wants to increase the transparency of cross-border courier services. They want to stimulate the growth of European e-commerce

The European Commission wants to launch an electronic platform to publish cross-border delivery rates for specific operators. The European Council has recently approved a draft regulation whose main objective is to improve the transparency and control over cross-border courier services to support European e-commerce market. To achieve this goal, the European Commission wants to launch a web-based platform that will provide information on the rates charged by specific operators for international deliveries. Courier companies will have to provide...

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Digitisation the most important challenge for the TSL industry?

Digitisation the most important challenge for the TSL industry?

The Hamburg Logistics Initiative has created a logistic startup accelerator to support young companies to create innovative solutions for the industry. Small autonomous delivery robots along the alleys, drones over Hamburg streets – the new logistics world looks as if it was taken from science fiction movies. Except that it's not fiction but reality which will soon come knocking at the door of the ordinary people. It will become possible thanks to the new initiative Larger logistics companies from the North associated in the Hamburg Logistics...

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Training for drivers - what is going to change in the European Union?

Training for drivers - what is going to change in the European Union?

The European Commission is proposing changes in trainings for drivers and driving licences. It wants to increase safety on European roads and solve the problem of recognition. According to the TLP Employers Association, during the meeting of TTE Council (Transport, Telecommunications and Energy) transport ministers of EU countries adopted a common position on revision of the two major drivers training directives: Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods...

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Stralis X-Way - a completely new Iveco model good for driving in the field

Stralis X-Way - a completely new Iveco model good for driving in the field

On 2 June, Friday, at the Iveco factory in Madrid, the World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal award ceremony took place at the Iveco Show, when the new model of Iveco was presented. Will this be a breakthrough in the heavy field vehicles segment? New Stralis will enter the European market already in September this year. X-Way combines the equipment and the drive of the latest XP version with the most solid Trakker chassis. It is dedicated mainly to the construction and communal sectors but also to the supply in difficult terrain. The new model...

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Eurotunnel invests in the automation of check-ins and immigrant presence detectors

Eurotunnel invests in the automation of check-ins and immigrant presence detectors

The improved registration process and devices allowing to check whether there aren't any refugees hiding in the trailer are just some of the plans of the manager of the railroad tunnel connecting Calais with Dover. New check-in rules Drivers wishing to travel to the other side of the English Channel must now answer a number of questions in the electronic system, including the type of their vehicle and the type of carried load. For example, if a driver transports vegetable or animal fats, they receive a form with an "F" letter and is asked to...

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MiLoG: From July 1, the employees delegated to Germany can only be reported using an Internet platform

MiLoG: From July 1, the employees delegated to Germany can only be reported using an Internet platform

From January 1 this year reports are accepted online at www.zoll.de in the "Dienste und Datenbanken" section or using the www.meldeportal-mindestlohn.de website. Earlier they could only be send by fax to the customs office headquarters (Generalzolldirektion) at +49 (0) 221/9648-72. From the beginning of the year until June 30 there was a transitional period in which registration could be made using both methods. From July 1 reporting the delegation will only be available via the Internet. Photo: pixabay.com

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Elisabeth Borne talks about the mobility package

Elisabeth Borne talks about the mobility package

Elisabeth Borne became the minister of french transport on 18 May.Until recently her views on the matter of the "Road Alliance" and the revision of delegation directive remained a mystery. However, her last statement proved that she intends to continue the policies regarding transport of her predecessor Alain Vidal. After announcing the mobility package Borne declared that the European Commission's proposals are in line with the stance taken by President Macron and the French government. We are particularly pleased that transport is being regarded...

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"Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg join forces and introduce joint inspections. All this to combat social dumping"

"Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg join forces and introduce joint inspections. All this to combat social dumping"

On 1 June 2017 a treaty on "cross-border cooperation regarding road transport" entered into force signed by Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Since June Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg inspectors may carry out joint inspections of trucks and buses in the Benelux countries. The treaty called "Treaty of Liege" aims to "strengthen the fight against social dumping" in the transport sector. Although it has been arranged in October 2014, it became valid only a few days ago." As stated by the Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable Development and...

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