New Länder joins the German project of longer vehicles

Date: 22 September, 2015

The German project of testing the use of longer trucks – up to 25.25 meters (EMS length), has this fall added two states in Germany. Both Baden-Württemberg and Nordrhein-Westphalen have joined the project. This is a further step in the right direction for Germany to transfer some of the goods transport from smaller to larger vehicles. This project has been pushed forward by the transport industry in Germany, with support from the existing government which regularly underlines its support for longer trucks.  


French and Polish hauliers share concerns

Date: 21 September, 2015

At a meeting in Paris representatives from the French hauler association FNTR met with representatives from the Polish hauler association ZMPD to discuss the challenges facing European road haulage. The meeting resulted in more agreement than disagreement.


EU Commission President Focuses on Social Dumping

Date: 11 September, 2015

During Tuesday’s annual State of the Union address by the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker touched upon the issue of social dumping.
“We have to step up the work for a fair and truly pan-European labour market” Juncker said, and continued “Fairness in this context means promoting and safeguarding the free movement of citizens as a fundamental right of our Union, while avoiding cases of abuses and risks of social dumping”.