Tispol: Truck inspections in the EU Inform the drivers

Tispol: Truck inspections in the EU Inform the drivers

The European Traffic Police Tispol will be organising an operation consisting of roadside checks throughout the European Union between 24th and 30th of July. The police activities will concern only heavy goods vehicles and buses. The Tispol organisation announced another operation of inspecting heavy goods vehicles and buses on the roads throughout the European Union. Such campaigns are usually organised twice a year. Intensifying the inspection is planned  for 24 to 30 July and applies to all 28 EU member states. In the course of the inspections...

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Dachser is testing the new Huckepack solution in Paris

Dachser is testing the new Huckepack solution in Paris

“Huckepack” means “piggyback”. In one of the districts of Paris, Dachser is testing new solution for urban transport – clever combination of a 19-ton truck and a small electric vehicle. Logisticians conducting deliveries in the cities are facing real challenges. Increasing traffic and customer requirements, greater time pressure and fierce competition in the market have forced them to seek new effective solutions for urban deliveries. GLS, just like DHL, provides deliveries in German cities by using delivery bicycles. Dachser, on the other hand,...

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The parade, mass, attractions for families, creativity contest – this is San Cristóbal – a celebration of Spanish truck drivers

The parade, mass, attractions for families, creativity contest – this is San Cristóbal – a celebration of Spanish truck drivers

All these elements make up the magic of the feast of San Critóbal celebrated by truck drivers in Spanish city of Segovia. San Cristóbal is the drivers patron - the equivalent of our Saint Christopher. On Sunday, 8 July, in Segovia in Spain, drivers of trucks and buses were celebrating together with their families, employers, representatives of the authorities and of the curia and the Asetra transport union. As every year, the parade was held, the blessing of the vehicles, the prizes in the contest “on wheels” for the best photo, story and poem,...

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Lithuanians and Russians are getting ready to make a joint lawsuit against producers of trucks

Lithuanians and Russians are getting ready to make a joint lawsuit against producers of trucks

One of the Lithuanian law firms gears up for a class action against producers of heavy vehicles for price fixing between 1997 and 2011. Lithuanians approached the case quite reasonably – they invited partners from Moscow to cooperation. Now the two law firms gather up a group of carriers, to try to recover losses together. Common cause of Lithuanians and Russians Lithuanian law firm, Verum, has been cooperating on this issue with the Russian Pleshakov, Ushkalov & Partners. Moscow lawyers are experienced market players who have often been...

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Temperature-related traffic restrictions for trucks in Ukraine and Moldavia

Temperature-related traffic restrictions for trucks in Ukraine and Moldavia

Due to the excessive heat in Ukraine and the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, the truck traffic is restricted. Ukraine In Ukraine the restriction is in force during the entire summer and applies to asphalt public roads. If the temperature exceeds +28°c, trucks weighing more than 24 tonnes with axle load over 7 tonnes will not be allowed to drive on the roads from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In Ukraine trucks cause damages to roads of 430 million per year. That is why a similar restriction is of the utmost importance to the authorities. Moldova Similar...

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Germany: Inspections of the 45-hour rest are less strict for a time being

Germany: Inspections of the 45-hour rest are less strict for a time being

The Federal Office for Freight Transport BAG informs that the controls related to the prohibition of spending the 45-hour break in the can will have.... and educational character. More inspections and high fines will be expected in the future. German transport website eurotransport.de informs about the speech of the head of the BAG office, Andreas Marquardt, on inspections of the weekly rest. Marquardt said that for 3 months after the prohibition enters into force (i.e. from 25 May this year) there will be a transitional period during which...

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Paris: From July not having the Crit'Air vignette will be punished

Paris: From July not having the Crit'Air vignette will be punished

As of 1 of July 2017 not having the Crit'Air vignette will result in a fine depending on the type of vehicle. Truck drivers will pay up to 375 euro. Last year Paris introduced the ecology vignette Crit'Air which is available in 6 categories and colours, depending on the date of the registration of the vehicle, energy efficiency and the amount of exhausted fumes. Right now there is a transitional period in the Paris zone, in which drivers are not fined for entry without the vignette. From 1 July 2017 drivers will have to pay fines which are as...

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Troubles of a Hungarian truck driver. He ended up in court for escaping refugees!

Troubles of a Hungarian truck driver. He ended up in court for escaping refugees!

Three years of prison, confiscation of driving license and the prohibition to drive a vehicle – that might be the penalty that he may receive. It's demanded by the attorney who decided that the suspect posed a risk to people's health and safety on the road near Calais in France. In what way? Supposedly, he was making sudden movements with his truck, exposing people to danger. The history we described above happened in September last year. All hell was breaking loose on the road to the Calais port back then. Large groups of refugees attacking trucks...

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Germany: Traffic restrictions for trucks during the holiday season

Germany: Traffic restrictions for trucks during the holiday season

The German Ministry of transport and infrastructure reports that during the holiday season traffic restrictions are in force for heavy goods vehicles in Germany. During the holiday season drivers of heavy goods vehicles with GVW of over 7.5 tonnes as well as drivers of vehicle combinations will have to be patient. The restrictions that apply to them will be in force every Saturday between 1 July and 31 August, from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. on the following sections of motorways and federal roads: A1 from the Köln-West junction,  through the...

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Dear Driver, here are some tips on how to avoid accidents and problems with the tyres during the heats

Dear Driver, here are some tips on how to avoid accidents and problems with the tyres during the heats

According to the calendar, the summer has just begun. The temperatures are still growing. The summer period is not only the time of hot weather, but also the holiday season in which traffic is the biggest during the year and traffic jams occur more frequently. German ADAC TruckService gives some advice to truck drivers how to prevent accidents and damage to the tyres in these difficult conditions. First: take care of your well-being As ADAC experts say, the most important thing is to focus on what is happening on the road. It is obvious, but...

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