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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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France has decided not to extend the temporary relaxation of driving and rest times

France has decided not to extend the temporary relaxation of driving and rest times

Next weekend, the usual truck ban will apply throughout France from Saturday 10 p.m. to Sunday at 10 p.m. According to the French association FNTR, the French Ministry of Transport has decided, no longer to extend the suspension of the weekend and holiday ban on trucks over 7.5 tons. The previous decree expired on April 20, 2020.

Furthermore, the lifting of driving and rest times, which provided for longer driving times and shorter breaks, also expired on April 20, 2020. From now on, the usual driving and resting times in France according to EU Regulation 561/2006 apply, according to the association.


(source: FNTR)

Truckers Life Foundation

Good morning drivers!


Today we have an important and good message for you. Next Monday 20.04 at the border crossing in Świecko, customs and employees of Truckers Life will distribute free aid packages prepared for you and for you.

What is an aid package? This is a set of basic articles that will increase your safety during the journey: reusable masks, przyłbice, disposable gloves and disinfectant fluids.


Monday 20.04, Świecko border crossing, START: g. 10:00

Monday 27.04, Zgorzelec, ul. Slavic 7, Fuel Discount Citronex, START g. 10:00,

This is also the best opportunity to thank the companies – our partners, who, in view of your safety and health, have joined this action. These are: Q-Service Truck | Ford Trucks PolskaEMCOR Opakowania, Mar-Pol, Crusar Logistyka +BISAFBISAFDKV Euro Service Polska. Dear friends, thank you very much! This action would not have been possible without your support!
A healthy driver is a safe driver.


UICR postpones the Professional Driver World Championship 2020 by 12 months




Priority is given to completing the members’ domestic competitions in an unprecedented solidarity move by the UICR Working group set up to examine possibilities for this year’s Professional Driver World Championship competitions.

UICR and Sindikat Hrvatskog Vozača today announced on April 7th the postponement of its flagship team competition, the Professional Driver World Championship, due to be held in August this year.

The health of all those involved in the competition is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging the competition. The move will help all National Members competitions, currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency, to be completed.

Press release from the UICR Presiden Robert Kastner

Temporary exemptions to Regulation (EU) No 561/2006 due to the effects of the corona virus: EU Member States

The IRU and ATA are closely monitoring the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

This includes national and international updates on the transport of passengers and goods in affected regions of the world. 

The latest transport news, guidance and FAQs on the coronavirus pandemic.


Please find in the document attached the updated situation on national/international transport of passengers and goods in affected regions of the world. Download the PDF on the Country Information.


Trixi-Spiegel: Simple idea that saves lives

Inventor of the Trixi mirror: simple idea that saves lives

In Munich, 6,000 Trixi mirrors could soon be installed at over 1,100 intersections. Truck accidents at the intersections are said to be reduced. Spiegel invented Ulrich Willburger. His daughter was the victim of a turning accident.

It’s been 25 years since Ulrich Willburger from Seehausen invented the Trixi mirror. Trixi, named after his daughter Beatrix, who had recently had a serious accident. The 13-year-old was on her bike when she was hit and overrun by a concrete mixer turning right.

She survived seriously injured, but has been paralyzed on one side since then. A typical blind spot accident, it was said at the time by an official body, explains Willburger: “Both the experts and the police explained to us: This is repeated stereotypically, there is nothing you can do about it. I didn’t want to leave it like that. ”,RiZIZ2G

Ein Trixi-Spiegel an einer Münchner Straßenkreuzung


Germany updates road traffic law with new rules on lorry turning speed, legal passing distance for bicycles and new cycling zones

A wide range of new traffic safety measures has been agreed by the German parliament as part of an update to the country’s traffic law.

Drivers who park in cycle lanes or follow emergency vehicles through an emergency corridor will now face higher fines, and, for the latter, the possibility of a driving ban. Read more

VOLVO -Tower

Oh, those crazy men and women in Gothenburg, Sweden is at it again. The folks at Volvo Trucks have a new promotional video to rival the ones they have made in the past … and that takes some doing.

Keep in mind, this is the same company that gave the world action star Jean-Claude Van Damme doing the splits with one foot each on two moving trucks.

The company explains the video this way: Read more