Welcome to our blog OVERDRIVE, designed to keep you updated with content relating to Vrio and the wider mobility sector.
Here you will find articles relating to the present and future of mobility; tendencies, recommendations, case studies, interesting news items and events as well as keeping a close eye on all the exciting developments at Vrio.

Here in Vrio we are always happy to highlight the haulage sector’s incredible hard work and sacrifice as well as the massive contribution it makes to keeping our countries fed, safe and healthy. The Coronavirus pandemic is the perfect example of how our hauliers operate on the font line, in very testing circumstances that are often ignored and too often undervalued.

It is expected that alternative fuels will play a more and more prominent role in the decade to come in view of the EU objectives of gradually substituting fossil fuels with fuels of renewable origin, growth and jobs, competitiveness, transport decarbonisation and the diversification of the energy sources. However, there is currently a lack of attractiveness of fuel alternatives for consumers and businesses, and no clear market signals with regards to the potential of the different new alternative fuels. For instance, alternative fuel vehicles only represented 3.4% of the European car fleet in 2012. That number has risen steadily to around 7% in 2019 but the use of alternative fuels in heavy duty vehicles and maritime and aviation modes is still negligible.

Work has begun on our new Spanish offices based in the transport hub of Molina de Segura, located in the region of Murcia. Following the appointment of both a local architect and a local builder ground was broken on the new site which will enable the company to grow to 150 workers.

The following report details the new commercial vehicle registration in January 2020. A summary of the statistics focusing on new LCV and HCV vehicle registrations across Europe and in the UK. The report focuses specifically on LCVs up to 3.5t and HCVs over 16t and does not take into account passenger transport of any type.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances sorrounding the spread of COVID-19, Vrio has been working hard to ensure that robust contigency plans are in place to guarentee the continued mobility of our customers and partners. The same high levels of service that you have come to expect from Vrio over the years will continue to operate during the different phases of this pandemic.

The Department for Transport (DfT) in the United Kingdom has announced a major funding package of over £100 million in improvements to the UK road network.

The United Kingdom and the European Union have entered into a Brexit transition phase that currently keeps the UK within the EU Single Market and Custom´s Union. For Vrio customers that means that there will be no changes applied to current rules around:

Similar to the Macron Law in France, new legislation will soon come into force in Holland which regulates the salary conditions of workers including those that enter the country on a temporary basis; if your drivers travel to Holland then this might mean you.
Vrio has been working hard to ensure that our European Minimum Wages service is ready to manage the requirements for our customers who travel to and through Holland ensure that you are kept on the move with nos unnecessary hold-ups.

We anticípate the following trends in 2020 for the mobility sector.