UPS is testing a system to prevent errors when shipping packages

UPS is testing a system to prevent errors when shipping packages

The "Preload Smart Scan" solution uses Bluetooth technology. Thanks to alarms sent to the parcel scanning devices used by the company employees, errors on shipments can be prevented. UPS is testing a new "Preload Smart Scan" solution which will allow employees to avoid mistakes when packing parcels for shipping. As part of the research UPS places electronic alarms in vehicles used for courier services. The alarms warn employees against placing packages in the wrong car. The scanner detects any mistakes and informs the employee about them....

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Austria: Facilitation of formalities regarding employee delegations from June

Austria: Facilitation of formalities regarding employee delegations from June

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

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Carriers from the Visegrad Group defend themselves against the social dumping charges

Carriers from the Visegrad Group defend themselves against the social dumping charges

Representatives of transport unions from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary signed a joint agreement announcing that they will fight against West European protectionism. Representatives of carrier unions from Poland (ZMPD), the Czech Republic (CESMAD Bohemia), Slovakia (CESMAD) and Hungary (MKFE) met on Friday 21 April in Budapest. During this meeting a statement was signed in which carriers demand the cessation of protectionist measures. This request is addressed both to the European Commission and to the authorities of Germany,...

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The European Commission wants uniform fees across the EU. The toll will depend on emissions

The European Commission wants uniform fees across the EU. The toll will depend on emissions

Brussels wants to unify road tolls in the European Union. Soon a detailed proposition will be presented. Transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has been striving for one toll in the whole EU for many years It is expected that in May, during the presentation of the Road Package (a number of legislative initiatives on EU transport) she will also present a detailed proposition of unified road toll in the EU. Toll depending on mileage and CO2 emissions Two Brussels representatives reveal now that the toll will depend on the mileage and emissions. Therefore,...

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Emmanuel Macron – potentially the future president of France and his views on transport issues

Emmanuel Macron – potentially the future president of France and his views on transport issues

Macron surname is probably known to anyone working in the transport industry. The former Minister of Economy and the creator of the so called Loi Macron, the minimum wage law that is annoying to the entire TSL industry, has a good chance of becoming the next president of France. What would it mean for the transport industry? He was a writer, philosopher, banker and a minister and, if the experts' predictions were to be confirmed, now he will become a president. An independent candidate, until recently known only to a few, is currently the only...

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Italy: Salary dumping in Lombardy

Italy: Salary dumping in Lombardy

Italy wants to fight against dumping in the Eastern Europe by signing the Road alliance, however this problem also applies to their own country. An international company employed Romanian drivers in Lombardy for 307 euro a month. According to verkehrsrundschau.de, German transport website, Romanian drivers who worked for the international company in Lombardy (region in the North of Italy) were not even getting 3 euro per hour. 70 employees agreed to sign a contract on Romanian conditions. They were to be paid partly in euro and in Romanian lei....

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Germany: The ban on spending 45-hour break in the cab of the truck has not yet entered into force. See what German transport associations say about it

Germany: The ban on spending 45-hour break in the cab of the truck has not yet entered into force. See what German transport associations say about it

According to the information received from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw the ban on spending a week break in the track has not yet entered into force. According to the Embassy of Germany, the law accepted by Bundesrat on 31 March has not yet been published in German Journal of Laws (Gesetzblatt in German). Therefore, the ban is not yet in force. The publication date is still not known, although there are already amounts of fines for not abiding the ban in the official catalogue of fines for 2017. We will notify you...

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“Internet of Things” especially important in logistics and transport

“Internet of Things” especially important in logistics and transport

11 billion dollars was spent on the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in 2016 in Central and Eastern Europe. Industries which invest the most in IoT are the transport, manufacturing and energy industries. IoT allows for a real time exchange of data between objects which allows for tremendous opportunities to streamline production and transport processes. According to the IDC report “Wearable Device Market, Waiting for a Wonderment”, the value of the Internet of Things market amounted to 11 billion dollars in 2016 in Central and Eastern Europe...

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Autonomic trucks that can be safely controlled remotely

Autonomic trucks that can be safely controlled remotely

Swedish start-up Einride presented autonomous T-Pod trucks which have no cabins for humans and which can be safely controlled remotely. The new vehicles are equipped with an electric engine one charging of which will last about 200 kilometres. The length of the set is 7 metres, while the weight (with the load) – 20 tonnes. The Einride company announced that the possibility to remotely control the vehicle will help improve driving conditions. One person will be able to drive several cars at the same time. This will revolutionise the work of...

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