7) Siim Kallas, Transport Minster, European Commission While 4m trailer heights is a problem that doesn’t seem to want to go away, Kallas and the European Commission are looking to the future. He wants to simplify cabotage rules and further liberalise the European market for road transport. And he wants to change how trucks look. Last year the European Commission announced plans that will see a new generation of trucks with new rounded cabins and aerodynamic tail flaps appearing on […]
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 […]
Scania Group has made a SEK 3.8bn (£334m) provision in relation to the European Commission’s (EC’s) truck cartel investigation, but contests the EC’s view that it was involved in price-fixing.