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ROADPOL Truck & Bus Operation

ROADPOL Truck & Bus Operation

ROADPOL Operation Truck & Bus caimpaign took place from 13th to 19th February 2023.  ROADPOL Operation Truck & Bus is a coordinated European enforcement action by Traffic Police Officers from each ROADPOL member country and takes place on Europe’s roads four times each year. Commercial busses and heavy goods vehicles are stopped and checked at the roadside…

End of combustion engine for HDVs? European Commission proposes new CO2 emission targets.

End of combustion engine for HDVs? European Commission proposes new CO2 emission targets.

The European Commission has recently released a legislative proposal on CO2 emission targets for new heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs). These targets shall reduce CO2 emissions in the road transport sector, where trucks and buses are responsible for 6% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions and for 25% in road transport itself. The aim is to contribute…

Certificate A1 – obligation to verify the social situation of the foreign contractor in France

Certificate A1 – obligation to verify the social situation of the foreign contractor in France

Obligation of vigilance of the contracting party using a transport undertaking not established in France for a service with loading or unloading location in France. How is the requirement for A1 certificates defined by European legislation?  As explained in the Regulations No 883/2004 and 987/2009 on the coordination of the social security systems. Regulation No…

Shortage of drivers in the EU

Shortage of drivers in the EU

The lack of professional drivers on the market is not only a European problem, but also a global one! The situation has not been improved by rising salaries, as the working conditions in road transport still remain difficult. While the post-pandemic economy is accelerating the shortages are growing. This has been confirmed by the latest…

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….

Carbon pricing in road transport sector from 2027

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…

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…