New technologies have managed to improve many aspects of our lives by simplifying processes that previously seemed too complex. This has also happened in the road freight transport sector.

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.

The conflict in which Ukraine is currently immersed in has aroused the solidarity of the entire world, and of Europe in particular. The mobility sector is also looking to help, European countries are allowing vehicles that are carrying out humanitarian transport to travel without having to pay tolls.

The concept of road tolls is certainly nothing new, in reality we have been paying for our mobility and the right of passage (road and water) for centuries.

Improving transport through Pan-European Solutions has been at the heart of Vrio’s strategy for the last few years and by becoming an official partner of UTA Edenred, Vrio is committing itself further to that goal. Efficiency, mobility and control are buzz words around our offices where our customer care team is engaged with thousands of customers across the European continent on a daily basis, helping them reduce costs, run their operations smoothly and derive profit from a sector which has come under increasing pressure to perform at an extremely high level with decreasing margins.

At Vrio we are very aware of the current challenges being faced by our customers both in the UK and from across Europe in relation to the new legislative procedures that now apply to the movement of goods as a result of Brexit.

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.

As the politicians in London and Brussels continue to make very slow progress about the future shape of Britain’s relationship with the rest of the European Union, many important questions remain unanswered on a number of fronts and how we transition out of the “transition period”.

The Netherlands has joined other countries in the Euro zone (Germany, Italy or Austria, among others) applying protectionist laws to safeguard the interests of its workers and ensure that there is no unfair competition.