Trucks are fitted with speed limiters to make the roads safer, so why not other vehicles as well?
In February, the EU reached a tentative deal on CO2 emission limits for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The rules require that between 2025 and 2029, new trucks must emit an average of 15% less CO2 compared to this year’s emission levels.
A number of EU countries have been reassessing speed restrictions on country roads. Spain has reduced the speed limit on its major rural roads from 100km/hr to 90km/hr. More than 2,700 road signs have been changed at a cost of €526,000.
Everyone’s fed up of Brexit. More than two years of fighting, whining, confusion and lies. My god, the lies… We’ve all had enough – and that includes truck drivers. Earlier this month, a pro-Brexit activist group called the Brexit Direct Action Group suggested a national truck drivers’ protest if Brexit was delayed.
If you were asked to list Europe’s best roads, the D1 motorway in the Czech Republic would certainly not make the grade. The main roadway running between Prague and Brno doesn’t have the best of reputations. It might be the country’s busiest highway, but it seems to be in a continuous state of disrepair and the heavy congestion seems never ending.
2018’s report on road freight in Europe has delivered a round up of how the market is changing based on costs, EU policy, shippers’ requirements and Brexit.
It might be par for the course in the Netherlands, but the Dutch Reach has now made its way to the US. In August this year, Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law legislation that adds the Dutch Reach strategy to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual.