Europe

News about new EU regulations or facts happened outside the UK

Brexit campaign launched for truckers

The UK government has announced a multi-million-pound campaign across Europe to make sure businesses and hauliers are ready when the UK leaves the EU on 31 October. 

The politics of trucking

Trucking and politics aren’t two things you’d normally associate with one another.

Speed limiters could soon be mandatory for all vehicles

Trucks are fitted with speed limiters to make the roads safer, so why not other vehicles as well?

Truck makers worried about CO2 emissions limits

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.

The end of trucks as we know them

Could it be the end of the road for the brick-shaped cab? The EU has brought forward its plans to introduce more aerodynamic truck designs in an effort to reduce fuel consumption. An agreement by European lawmakers means that truck makers can now...

New road and vehicle safety rules

Proposed rules on road infrastructure and vehicle safety could help save thousands of lives on Europe’s roads, claims the European Transport Safety Council.

New speed limits on Europe’s roads

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.

Ban on truckers in Poland

The Philippine Embassy has again urged a ban on the deployment of Filipinos for work in Poland’s road transport sector.

Trucking’s go-slow Brexit protest

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.

Czech officials consider banning trucks from left lane

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.

EU truck makers sued over price-fixing

A group of European truck manufacturers are facing a £100 million legal claim of price-fixing.

Euro trucker gives opinion of US trucking

A British trucker who has spent the past decade driving trucking in the US has spoken out about the differences between working in the two countries.