The Mobility Package is, in the IRU's opinion, a "lost opportunity." Learn also about the opinion of French and German transport unions

The Mobility Package is, in the IRU's opinion, a "lost opportunity." Learn also about the opinion of French and German transport unions

According to the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the Mobility Package presented by the European Commission is a "lost opportunity." The main French transport unions complain about a proposal for the liberalisation of cabotage, and according to the Germans, despite their overall approval for EC traffic initiatives, some of them require further work. We welcome the implementation of some pragmatic solutions to specific problems. Unfortunately, the presented Mobility Package will not be able to bring the much needed quality and simplify...

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From 1 June foreign drivers employed by a Russian company cannot work in the Federation

From 1 June foreign drivers employed by a Russian company cannot work in the Federation

From 1 June foreign drivers, employed, for example, as truck drivers in Russian companies, cannot work in the Federation without valid Russian driving licences. According to the new regulations they need to be replaced. We tell you how to do it. Controversial change The law that came into force on Friday, applies not only to truck drivers but also buses and taxis. In addition, it provides for high fines – people who are responsible for the technical condition of the vehicle and its operation and who allowed a foreigner who does not have a Russian...

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Germany: The fines for spending the 45-hour break in the cab have been decided. The boss will pay 1500 Euros while the driver will pay 500 Euros.

Germany: The fines for spending the 45-hour break in the cab have been decided. The boss will pay 1500 Euros while the driver will pay 500 Euros.

Violating the ban on spending 45-hour break in the cab will be severely punished in Germany. For the misdemeanour the driver will pay a fine of 500 euro while the company owner will pay 1500 euro. According to the German transport website verkehrsrundschau.de violating the ban which came into force on May 25 this year. Both the driver and the company owner will be punished financially. The amount of the fine for spending the weekly 45-hour break in the cab has already been established and will soon be entered into the official fine catalogue...

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Spain introduces the provisions of the EU directive on delegating employees into the national law. Carries can rest easy

Spain introduces the provisions of the EU directive on delegating employees into the national law. Carries can rest easy

On 26 May, by Royal Decree 9/2017 the Spanish Government introduced the provisions of the EU directive on delegating employees. The decree entered into force on the date of publication in the Spanish journal of laws (Boletín Oficial del Estado), that is May 27. For the time being it will apply to transport only to a small degree. The National Federation of Transport Unions (Fenadismer) announced that Spain has implemented the provisions arising from the directive 06/71/EC on delegating employees as part of the provision of services. "The new...

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Product manufacture and delivery on the same day? It's possible!

Product manufacture and delivery on the same day? It's possible!

Same Day Production & Delivery is not the song of the future, but another step towards the "Industry and Logistics 4.0". Production and delivery on the same day uses the advantages of digitisation and opens up brand new horizons form the industry and consumers. Here's the proof. Manufacture and delivery of spare parts in one day will become the standard when the communication between logistics and production becomes fully automated, we read in the German logistics website mm-logistik.vogel.de. DHL with IT businesses belonging to Siemens (Axit...

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German unions want the minimum wage for drivers in transit. "It is an attempt to shatter the EU unity"

German unions want the minimum wage for drivers in transit. "It is an attempt to shatter the EU unity"

BGL, German transport union and trade unions, quoting the expertise of a lawyer, want to introduce a minimum wage for drivers travelling in transit. ZMPD calls it an attempt to shatter the EU unity and a pre-election game. On Monday "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" magazine informed about the expertise prepared for the Federation of German Trade Unions (DGB) and the Federal Union of Goods Transport (BGL) by Hamburg expert, Peter Mankowski. According to Mankowski, a driver passing through Germany in transit " undertakes an economic activity even...

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Austria simplified the formalities related to delegating employees

Austria simplified the formalities related to delegating employees

The formalities relating to informing that an employee is being delegated in Austria have been simplified and the number of documents needed reduced. Simpler applications As of June 1, simplified formalities relating to delegating employees apply in Austria. Delegated drivers are required to report once every six years rather than for each individual route. Employee data and vehicle registration number are required for the application, but you no longer need to provide information about the counterparty and the place of employment. Fewer documents...

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Diesel will still be in use for a long time to come – according to the head of VW Matthias Müller

Diesel will still be in use for a long time to come – according to the head of VW Matthias Müller

At the annual general meeting the head of the VM, Matthias Müller, stressed out that gas and Diesel engines will stay on the market for a long time. At the same time he announced huge investments in electromobility – the German logistics website www.logistra.de informs. So far VW has earmarked 3 billion euros on the creation of alternative drive vehicles and over the next 5 years wants to triple the amount of investments. VW investments in internal combustion engines Although the group plans to launch up to ten electric models in 2018 and by...

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Data is the new gold for logistics

Data is the new gold for logistics

2000 exhibitors from 60 countries and one common topic present in all the stands and lectures – Logistics 4.0. Last Friday Munich trade fair Transport Logistics 2017 ended – the biggest event of this type in Europe. Trade fairs have proven that the digitisation in the TSL industry is a word that stops being repeated in universities and during conferences. Many exhibitors showed up in Munich with prototypes of their first solutions based on data collection and system integration. Logistics is definitely on the brink of the greatest revolution...

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Germany: Costs in the general loads market increased in 2016. Their increase has been influenced by, for example, the toll.

Germany: Costs in the general loads market increased in 2016. Their increase has been influenced by, for example, the toll.

German DSLV Association published the index of group load freight forwarding costs. It shows that last year the costs in the general loads market increased by 1.6%. This increase, according to DSLV results from the toll and staff-related costs. DSLV experts evaluated how personnel costs, fuel costs and the toll were developing in 2016 based on 19 million of general load transports. According to the analysis, costs of an average transport of general loads in Germany increased by 1.6% last year. This increase is due to the fact that since the...

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