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European Commission work programme for 2023. What’s in it for road transport?

European Commission work programme for 2023. What’s in it for road transport?

In mid-October 2022, the European Commission presented its work programme for 2023, with an aim to successfully achieve climate neutrality by 2050, shape digital future, strengthen the unique social market economy, build a Union of prosperity and make Europe stronger in the world. The Commission work programme contains 43 new policy initiatives under six headline targets….

An agreement reached by EU negotiators to introduce carbon pricing in road transport sector from 2027.

An agreement reached by EU negotiators to introduce carbon pricing in road transport sector from 2027.

On Saturday night, December 18 2022, Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement, Social Climate Fund (SCF) to benefit vulnerable households, micro-enterprises and transport users that are particularly affected by energy and transport poverty. Following marathon negotiations, EU legislators agreed to start pricing the carbon emissions stemming from burning fossil fuels in road transport and…

The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate EU road agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

The Transport and Tourism Committee approved two separate EU road agreements with Ukraine and Moldova

The new EU road agreements with Ukraine and Moldova would replace existing bilateral transport agreements with EU countries and temporarily facilitate road freight transport, allowing Ukrainian, Moldovan and EU hauliers to transit through and operate between each other’s territories, without the need for related permits. The two deals are part of the EU’s response to…

Fuel shortage: exemptions on heavy vehicle traffic extended

Fuel shortage: exemptions on heavy vehicle traffic extended

Faced with the difficulties of the strike in France, European road carriers are indispensable: to facilitate fuel deliveries and our supplies, France have extended the exceptional measures allowing them to circulate more weekend and in the coming days. The government renews the traffic authorization for trucks over 7.5 t transporting hydrocarbons, from October 14 to…

First online inspections via IMI

First online inspections via IMI

First online inspections via the IMI system Attention! The first online inspections of European transport companies are performed via the new EU common system (IMI) by the National Authorities of EU Member States. Typically, the online request requires to provide several types of documents that can refer to transport operations that took place for the…

Safe and Secure Truck Parking

Safe and Secure Truck Parking

Safe and Secure Truck Parking Secure parking places for trucks and commercial light vehicles has been listed as a top priority in the ITS Action Plan. European Truck drivers need to have appropriate information on safe and secure parking places in Europe. They are often confronted with insufficient number of parking facilities and therefore often…