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Germany – Fines Discount For Eastern European Haulier And Their Drivers
In the case of fines, drivers of Eastern European haulage companies apparently receive large discounts, and the German Driver Associations demand a course of correction.
Eastern European none professional truck drivers receive up to 50 percent discount on fines for excessive driving times or other violations, according to the industry association Camion Pro in Germany. Association head by Andreas Mossyrsch said: “That amounts to a subsidy for white-collar crime companies in Eastern Europe.”
Circle K Gorey facilitate the State who are providing Free mandatory COVID testing for any commercial driver travelling from Ireland to France.
Commercial vehicle drivers travelling from Ireland to France must have evidence of a negative COVID-19 test from 28 January 2021.
Circle K Service area in Gorey are facilitating a State-supported antigen testing facility so hauliers can be tested before they travel.
RSA Update for Driver CPC Training 31 Dec 2020
Although the country is moving to Level 5 the RSA’s position has not changed in relation to the delivery of Driver CPC Training.
DCPC training is deemed to be an essential service, therefore, those drivers wishing to attend for their training are permitted to do so, even if travelling outside their own jurisdiction.