All new light commercial vehicles in Europe under 3.5t will have to be equipped to make an automatic call to emergency services in the event of an accident from 2015. The EU has legislated to introduce the system, called eCall, to all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The GPS-linked phone system will automatically dial 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – in the event of a serious accident, communicating the vehicle’s location to emergency services, even if the driver […]
The head of road freight and transport policy at the FTA has predicted a hectic final year ahead for Driver CPC, but believes the industry can ultimately meet the challenge.
A third group action has been registered with the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) seeking redress for those affected by the €3bn truck price-fixing cartel.
UPS and TNT Express do not now expect their multi-billion euro merger, announced in March, to be completed until early 2013. The operators had originally hoped to seal a deal in the first half of the year, but involvement from the European Commission as regulator scuppered this timetable. Last month the European Commission temporarily suspended the takeover to allow regulators more time to gather information, a process that is ongoing. Despite this UPS and TNT had still expected to complete […]