Cabotage regulations are unclear and unenforceable, according to the European Commission (EC). Speaking at the Road Transport Conference in Brussels this week, EC transport commissioner Violeta Bulc said a tendency for member states to implement their own rules for road transport had created uncertainties, an administrative burden and costs for firms working across borders. “This may endanger the single market. Operators have to keep track of these different rules to be compliant and to avoid fines,” she said. One area […]
Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022.
European truck manufacturers have been hit with a record €2.9bn (£2.5bn) fine after they colluded for 14 years on truck pricing and on passing on the costs of compliance with emissions rules.
New truck cab designs will include larger windscreens and have more streamlined bodies after MEPs passed a law to do away with ‘brick-shaped’ lorries.