European Commission helps carriers

News of the 25/03/2020

The European Commission wants the flow of goods trucks to be streamlined across the continent: it has taken two orders for this which will be applied for a month.

First of all, the borders must provide a lane reserved for trucks transporting goods and the control procedures must be limited to the strict minimum and take 15 minutes maximum. According to the Commission document, these passages will be "open to all goods transport vehicles, regardless of the goods they transport".

Second, driving time is relaxed. The first text provides for an "increase in the daily driving time, within the limit of ten hours a day or eleven hours a day, twice a week". The second removes traffic bans for trucks over 7.5 tonnes on Sundays and holidays.

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