Not only is the frequency of the controls higher, but the detection, processing and communication of sanctions has been streamlined and they are now issued in a matter of weeks, when it was previously common for them to be notified 1 to 2 years after the date of the infringement.

In light of the current situation, Vrio has compiled a list of quick-fix cost saving tips and best practices for transport companies operating in Europe that can be implemented easily and cost-effectively to help counter the increased operational costs that the sector is currently experiencing.

Fines are now an uncomfortable reality in the day-to-day life of transport and logistics companies. The most common sanctions are for failing to comply with basic rules, such as: the tachograph not working or using it improperly, non-payment of tolls or road taxes, failure to comply with driving times and restrictions, rest periods, excess weight or speed, and inappropriate loading/fastening of cargo and merchandise.

Fines are now an uncomfortable reality in the day-to-day life of transport and logistics companies. The most common sanctions are for failing to comply with basic rules, such as: the tachograph not working or using it improperly, non-payment of tolls or road taxes, failure to comply with driving times and restrictions, rest periods, excess weight or speed, and inappropriate loading/fastening of cargo and merchandise.

Fines are now an uncomfortable reality in the day-to-day life of transport and logistics companies. The most common sanctions are for failing to comply with basic rules, such as: the tachograph not working or using it improperly, non-payment of tolls or road taxes, failure to comply with driving times and restrictions, rest periods, excess weight or speed, and inappropriate loading/fastening of cargo and merchandise.

New regulation

NEW REGULATION: it will be compulsory to equip vehicles with 4 or more wheels, with winter tyres or snow chains/socks in specific locations.

The Polish government plan to launch their new E-Toll system with effect from 1st October, the new toll collection system will replace the existing ViaTOLL system.

At Vrio, we are monitoring the situation very closely and are in contact with various legal firms who will assist with the legal recovery process in Germany once this has been clearly defined.