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.
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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 […]
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 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 .
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.