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.”
The Department of Transport are opening a public consultation process and would like to hear the views and opinions of industry stakeholders and individuals in the road transport sector. The aim of the consultation process is to assist the Government develop a 10 year strategic plan for the road haulage sector.
A driver recounts how drivers are treated on the Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina border during Coronavirus:
The picture he paints is a dreary one: Our driver arrives at the border only to have the keys to his vehicle and documents taken away. It’s announced to him that he’s being sent into a 14-day quarantine. A quarantine that is entirely based on an assumption – he tells us that no tests to check for COVID-19 were carried out at the time.
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.
Professional drivers going to France will need negative Covid-19 test from 28 Jan 2021 (Thursday)
This follows a decision by the French government to introduce a mandatory Covid-19 requirement for all hauliers carrying goods on direct ferry routes from Ireland to France.
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.
Circle K opens brand new service station with parking for Trucks and Buses just off the M3, N3 and N52 Park Ri Kells in Kells Meath – A82 E7F3 – Refuel Relax Refresh
Bulgaria’s government said Wednesday (21 October) it would challenge in court parts of a major EU-wide reform agreed earlier this year aimed at improving road hauliers’ work conditions.
Today it’s a pleasant 28 degrees in Zagreb.
If only they didn’t cancel the World Professional Driver Championships, Team Ireland would be making their final adjustments to their world title challenge.
Until now, there was no law in Belgium that road users must make room for ambulances in the event of traffic jams on multi-lane roads. This is will change from October.
Parliament backs revised rules to improve drivers’ working conditions, an end to social dumping and stop unfair competition in the road transport sector.
Turn Assist System for All Trucks – Continental Makes Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Cyclists
The Treasury has suspended the HGV Road User Levy for a year to help hauliers recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 12-month suspension,
While driving in flip flops isn’t illegal in itself, wearing them could lead to a careless driving charge if they impede your ability to drive safely.
More than 50 countries, including Japan, South Korea and the EU member states, have agreed on common regulations for vehicles that can take over some driving functions, including having a mandatory black box, the UN announced Thursday, June 25th 2020
298 automobile assembly and engine production plants operate in Europe today, according to freshly-updated data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). Cars, vans, trucks, buses and engines are manufactured at these factories, 196 of which are situated within the European Union (EU27).
An Garda Síochána wish to thank the professional drivers on their continued co-operation and support during the COVID-19 crisis. However, there is a safety concern over the movement of these essential goods across the country as the Government restrictions continue.
Professional Drivers fall victim to COVID-19
UICR (Union Internationale des Chauffeurs Routiers) had to postpone the Professional Driver World Championship 2020 by 12 months due to the COVID-19
04/08/2020 (Reuters) – European Union countries adopted new rules for truck drivers’
04/08/2020 Circle K Demonstrate their commitment and recognition of the work of the country’s professional HGV drivers.
All National Driver Licence Service centres in the Republic of Ireland are currently closed.
Please see latest on closures and extension of validity of licences.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: changes to professional driver requirements in the UK.
Circle K have provided a list of their company owned service stations which are providing 24/7 cover for professional drivers.
The European Union Update on the acceptance of double-manning in the EU – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Specific rules are applied in France, Italy, Spain, and Portugal where a social distance of 1 meter must be respected.
Important notice on Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) During Covid-19 Out break
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 crisis, professional bus and truck drivers may encounter some difficulty in undertaking their annual CPC training at the current time.
You can help to stop the spread of the covid-19 virus by washing your hands properly.
Coronavirus: Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes
Today, the Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – an updated situation in France
The French Government has issued a map to inform truck drivers on the service stations which are open and which offer essential services (such as sanitary facilities and take away restaurants). This map also gives information on which vehicle technical centres are open.
EU 15-minute fast track lanes for trucks at borders
To unblock Europe’s main arteries, the EU Commission created EU Green Lanes (fast lanes) for commercial vehicles carrying all types of goods and passengers.
Is it time to call the for support for the recognition of the role of the professional driver. Are professional drivers the invisible front line workers.
In view of the ongoing crisis and its effect on drivers in the road transport industry, and the lack of response to their dire situation in the communication of yesterday’s Council of Transport Ministers meeting, the ETF has addressed a statement to the Commissioner for Transport, Adina-Ioana Vălean in which the ETF urges the European Commission and the Member States to adopt an emergency action plan for truck drivers before our drivers fall subject to a humanitarian and health crisis in Europe.
Truck drivers are vulnerable to driver sleepiness due to pressures of shift work and prolonged driving hours; this is a safety concern as sleepiness more than doubles crash risk. Excessive intake of caffeine can cause sleep disruption leading to driver fatigue.
The temporary relaxation of EU driving and resting time rules due to COVID-19. An official letter from the department of transport.
Drivers Hours regulations have been temporally relaxed in a number of EU States.
Current Relaxation Periods as of the 18th March 2020
Ireland 18th March to 16th April 2020
Bulgaria 19th March to 13th April 2020
Romania 18th March to 16th April 2020
Sweden 16th March to 14th April 2020
Denmark 13th March to 22nd March 2020
CBD oils can have traces of psychoactive THC, which may cause a driver to test positive for drugs at a roadside check. Professional drivers need to understand the consequences of taking any form of dietary supplement.
EU Commission Guidelines on Covid-19 of interest to Professional drivers
Professional Drivers must take care of their health. At this particular time, all countries need to have trucks supplying essential supplies to hospitals, supermarkets and factories.
The UICR are an active body working to support the role of the professional driver. At a recent meeting in Switzerland they confirmed the support of the Professional drivers Register.
Driver Register Gets Green Light at UICR Strategic Meeting in Switzerland.
The Ministers of Transport of the 28 Member States (the “Council of Ministers”) and the European Parliament have each reached their own positions on changes to the mobility package. In December 2019 they will get together again to start negotiating the final deal.