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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Germans angry at overloaded trucks. "Statistically, one truck driver gets his vehicle weighted once every 140 years"

Germans angry at overloaded trucks. "Statistically, one truck driver gets his vehicle weighted once every 140 years"

According to the Federal Court of Auditors more and more overloaded trucks destroy German roads and the Ministry of Transport does not react. As a German website autobild.de says: "One route, double rate. It's profitable for carriers". "They cause additional damage to roads with their 50-tonne trucks. This costs Germany hundreds of millions of euros every year." These statements are a bit exaggerated but overloaded trucks are the bane of not only German by European roads. The Federal Court of Auditors criticises the Ministry of Transport...

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Severe fines in Denmark. Nearly PLN 290,000 for a non-stop six day long drive

Severe fines in Denmark. Nearly PLN 290,000 for a non-stop six day long drive

On Thursday, March 16 in the course of a routine control on the E-45 highway the Danish law enforcement identified the violation of driving time and rest periods regulations. Certainly, neither the divers nor the carriers expected such fines... As the Spanish transport industry website diariodetansporte.com reports, on Thursday, 16th of March the Danish law enforcement stopped a truck with Dutch registration plates for a routine inspection. It was driven  by two drivers of the Hungarian origin. Police officers detected that the drivers were...

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The European Commissioner for Transport wants to unify the toll system in Europe

The European Commissioner for Transport wants to unify the toll system in Europe

In 2014 the European Commission issued a directive on the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS). This Directive was supposed to solve the problem of incompatibility between the toll collection areas which often ended with several OBU devices on the dashboard and complex administration. The directive was supposed to result in a single contract and a single OBU device which would be enough to pay the toll, for example coming from Ireland to Greece. Unfortunately, the implementation of the directive did not change anything. That is why the European...

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Another alliance of the "old Union" countries. Seven Ministers of European Affairs want to introduce a minimum wage in the EU!

Another alliance of the "old Union" countries. Seven Ministers of European Affairs want to introduce a minimum wage in the EU!

Once again the countries of the old Union strike against the Eastern European transport. After the Road Alliance of 31 January, a Paris agreement of 13 Labour Ministers of 2 March to build a social Europe, 7 Ministers of European Affairs met on 14 March to demand the introduction of a minimum wage and equate the working conditions of drivers in the EU as a whole. According to a French journal, "Le Figaro", referring to an Italian newspaper "Corrier della Sera", on March 14 seven Ministers of European Afairs of France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Portugal,...

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Austrians want to fight against illegal cabotage In Brussels they demanded the introduction of relevant provisions in the EU

Austrians want to fight against illegal cabotage In Brussels they demanded the introduction of relevant provisions in the EU

Representatives of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) and the Vida trade union came to Brussels to demand more effective actions against illegal cabotage. The Department of Transport and Communications of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the Vida trade union jointly declared war on illegal cabotage operations in Austria. According to the German transport industry website verkehrsrundschau.de at the beginning of March Austrians presented their perspective on current problems in road transport the meeting of the European Commission,...

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