OCP in Lithuania is up to 4 times more expensive than before. Carriers want to start their own insurance company

OCP in Lithuania is up to 4 times more expensive than before. Carriers want to start their own insurance company

Lithuanian carriers are outraged by the amount of the OCP contribution payments which are even 4 times more expensive than before. Transport companies want to take the matter into their own hands and leave the Insurance Companies out in the cold. If they succeed neighbouring countries may follow suit. New carrier's liability insurance costs which recently became more expensive by up to 400% cause great confusion in the Lithuanian transport sector. According to experts of the Linava transport association the outrageous actions of the Insurance...

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An interesting novelty for supply chain connects all participants in the supply chain in a single system

An interesting novelty for supply chain connects all participants in the supply chain in a single system

RIO is a tool that will allow the participants in a supply chain (sender, freight forwarder, transport company, loading company, customer, driver and recipient) to be connected in a single information system. The solution is being released on the market.   Individual entities in transport industry use different systems for managing loads and vehicles. It may be difficult to use data in such situations. It will change now. Participants of the supply chain –sender, freight forwarder, transport company, loading company,customer, driver and recipient...

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Germany: The 45-hour cabin break ban will most likely be made effective within two weeks

Germany: The 45-hour cabin break ban will most likely be made effective within two weeks

On Friday, March 31, the Bundesrat confirmed a law change according to which the 45-hour weekly rest in the vehicle cabin will be penalised. The regulation will come into force within two weeks. The fine for each hour of rest in the vehicle remain unchanged – from EUR 60 for drivers and EUR 180 for company owner. According to a union of employers Transport i Logistyka Polska [Polish Transport and Logistics] and German industry website verkehrsrundschau.de, the law will most likely come into force in Germany the day after the amendment is published...

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The growth of the e-commerce industry motivates logistics operators to choose electric vehicles

The growth of the e-commerce industry motivates logistics operators to choose electric vehicles

Spanish researchers estimate that in 10 years the majority of urban distribution will be done by electric, hybrid or other eco-friendly means of transport. According to cadenadesuministro.es, a Spanish transport website, the domestic market of logistics operators is trying to meet the demands of e-commerce industry.  Spain is the 4th European country in terms of the number of purchases via the Internet. The operators should be prepared. The challenge of Spanish logisticians is big as cities such as Madrid or Barcelona introduce restrictions...

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Logistics in Formula 1 – a few facts which will surprise you

Logistics in Formula 1 – a few facts which will surprise you

When viewers turn on their TVs on Saturday and start watching the most famous race in the world, they do not consider the fact that such an event is really a huge logistical undertaking. So there it is – a bunch of facts showing what this event means to logisticians. Driving in a truck, sleeping in a bus Such events are an utter exodus. When Grand Prix takes place in Europe, every two weeks FIA (International Automobile Federation) and FOM (Formula One Group) have to hire about 450 road trains for transporting equipment of the teams. When...

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Don't look for orders just anywhere. The scammers are waiting for that...

Don't look for orders just anywhere. The scammers are waiting for that...

In the Moscow District a group of criminals scamming transport companies has been arrested. Their method is yet another proof that publishing orders just anywhere may lead to serious consequences. Their scheme was extremely easy, The criminals were monitoring the Internet on a daily basis looking for published load transport orders. They were impersonating carriers and taking up orders. Then they were looking for transport companies or drivers and commissioned transport to them. In the end the transport company did not receive a penny as the money...

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This is the country with the most radars per 100km of roads

This is the country with the most radars per 100km of roads

Coyote, traffic information system, informs that in Spain there are more radars per 100 km of roads than in France, Belgium or Poland. However, in Europe the Italians have the most radars. Coyote, European provider of information about events on roads checked the density of radars on European roads. It turns out that Italy has the most of radars. There is 1.5 radar per 100 km. In Spain the average for 100 km is as much as 0.8. In France and Belgium there are far less radars and in both countries there are 0.3 radars per 100 km of roads....

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AdBlue Manipulation - is the problem bigger than it seems?

AdBlue Manipulation - is the problem bigger than it seems?

In January this year German television found a new kind of manipulation. Soon after that the Swiss and now the Spanish and the Dutch have learned about found the same problem in their countries. Will the hunt for frauds soon begin in whole Europe? First the Germans, then the Swiss and now the Spanish and the Dutch. The problem of manipulating the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system has likely affected whole Europe so far. Manipulations in Spain Transport industry website diariodetransporte.com informs that the Spanish Police have recently...

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German carrier criticises regulations regarding weekly rest

German carrier criticises regulations regarding weekly rest

Eurotransport.de, a transport industry website, published an interview with a carrier regarding planned changes in legislation under which weekly rest in the cabin will be penalised. German carrier, who preferred to remain anonymous, believes that the current government policy is detached from reality and will not only impact unfair competition but also medium-sized national companies. He admits that highway nomadism should be fought with  but not necessarily in such a way. The carrier notes the lack of appropriate infrastructure: Right...

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Germany: drivers park just anywhere due to the lack of free parking spots Fines are being issued

Germany: drivers park just anywhere due to the lack of free parking spots Fines are being issued

“Schwarzwälder Bote”, a German newspaper has recently published an article about drivers who park their trucks on a parking lot near one of the supermarkets in Empfingen. The problem of the lack of parking spaces for trucks applies to the entire country and bothers not only the employees of the transport industry. Its consequences may be tragic. Despite the no-parking sign trucks park next to the Lidl supermarket.  Why do they ignore it? They simply have nowhere to go. Every single day there's a "battle" for spaces at the nearby gas station....

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