EU

Does EU border truck driver traffic tell the whole story?

Despite the concerns about post-Brexit delays at Dover, most truck drivers are border ready.

Brexit talks could stall over commercial vehicles’ EU access

It is reported that the EU is reluctant to agree to British demands for UK truckers to be able to work extensively across the bloc once the transition period ends in December.

Better working conditions for truck drivers? The reality

New EU rules on road transport aim to create better working conditions for truck drivers and ensure fair competition within the trucking industry. That all sounds great in theory, but what about the reality?

Slower recovery for UK haulage industry than European neighbours

Activity in the UK trucking industry is getting back to pre-coronavirus levels, but recovery is slower than its European counterparts.

EU trucking market set for €63 billion coronavirus loss

A new report suggests that revenue from road freight in Europe could drop by as much as €63 billion in 2020 as a result of the impact of coronavirus.

EU trucking reforms signed off with no amendments

Updates to EU trucking rules have been signed off by members of the European Parliament without the proposed amendments. A number of central and eastern European countries had been pushing for amendments to the reform package, but their pleas have been rejected.

Road freight sector ‘needs post-Covid funds’

The trucking industry needs €75 bn from the EU to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for new transport measures, according to calculations made by the International Road Transport Union (IRU). 

Changes to DQC expiry date rules

If you’re an HGV driver, you’ll be aware that certain road transport rules have been relaxed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But are you up to date with the latest information around Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) cards, also known as Driver Qualification Cards (DQC)?

Why the EU’s roads are the safest in the world

The latest Road Safety Annual Report has confirmed what many of us already knew – the European Union has the safest road system in the world.

Brexit: the road ahead

This was to be the year that Britain was supposed to have left the European Union (EU). However, as three deadlines have passed and 2019 draws to a close, the UK remains a part of the EU. There is, in FTA’s opinion, much to reflect on about the prospects on trade between the UK and its closest trading partner.

The great trucker shortage drags on

A new study by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has revealed that one in five European truck driver jobs is currently vacant.

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.