Busworld Europe October 2021 cancelled

With pain in their heart, Busworld decided to cancel Busworld Europe 2021. For the Busworld Team, the event is more than just business, it’s a passion. When the customers are happy, Busworld is happy. Literally, everything was done to avoid having to take this decision.

USA – Speed limiters: ATA tells DOT Secretary Buttigieg “yes”, OOIDA says “no”

Two of the trucking industry’s leading organizations have differing opinions when it comes to mandating speed limiters on trucks.  > The American Trucking Associations last week said yes. > The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said no.

CV Reg 2021

EU Commercial vehicle registrations: -7.2% in January 2021

Total new commercial vehicles In January 2021, new commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union fell by 7.2% to 141,462 units. Demand contracted in all segments, although the drop in sales of new vans had the biggest impact, as this segment made up more than 80% of total EU commercial vehicle registrations. With the exception […]

HGV is Ready to Cross the UK Border

Online Check if an HGV is Ready to Cross the UK Border, service is available now. Professional Drivers are now able to log on to the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to register your details and prepare for any upcoming journeys you have in the New Year. The new service […]

EU MOBILITY PACKAGE

EU Mobility Package as of 20 August 2020

EU Mobility Package as of 20 August 2020 (a brief summary) What for? . The mobility package clarifies regulations on drive and rest times and harmonizes their application in the various EU Member States. Uniform rules contribute to road safety for all road users. Social improvements for the professional driver .

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Here’s how USA truckers can vote while on the road

Voting for the elected officials is arguably one of the most important rights we have, but participating in elections can be difficult when you’re out on the road and away from home for days or weeks at a time. Despite many positive changes in voting over the history of any nation, one aspect remains relatively […]

The Trucking Industry isn't Quite so Bad After All

The Trucking Industry isn’t Quite so Bad After All

The general public and, apparently all the Governments, have discovered that the trucking industry isn’t quite so bad after all. They also found out that there are some safety issues around the trucking industry and on our roads and it would be a good idea to throw some money at it. The amount of spending […]

Mobility Package 1 enforcement: practical considerations by industry leaders

New EU rules on driving and rest times outlined in the Mobility Package 1 (MP1) have entered into effect. While their interpretation and application still raise questions, IRU is working closely with the European Commission and enforcers to clarify the new legislation. The goal: make sure MP1 is enforced efficiently and consistently across the EU […]

Hero Trucker

Hero Trucker 2020

UICR’s Partner – the Truckers Life Foundation from Poland, has launched the Hero Trucker 2020 project. It is a series of free training in the first aid in road traffic accidents for professional drivers. The Truckers Life Foundation is a Polish local self-government organization that has been developing projects aimed at professional drivers since 2013. […]

EU Parliament adopts major reform of road transport sector

Parliament backs revised rules to improve drivers’ working conditions and stop distortion of competition in road transport.

MEPs endorsed all three legal acts without any amendments, as adopted by EU ministers in April 2020. The political agreement with the Council was reached in December 2019.

The revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers’ driving times and rest periods and better enforcement of cabotage rules (i.e. transport of goods carried out by non-resident hauliers on a temporary basis in a host member state) aim to put an end to distortion of competition in the road transport sector and provide better rest conditions for drivers.

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