The Tyrolean state government has planned 24 days on which cross-border HGV traffice will be restricted. This is 3 more than in the same period last year.
On theses days, from 05:00 AM the police will slow down HGV traffic at a designated checkpoint on the A12 near Kufstein Nord in the direction of Innsbruck and, if necessary, will stop it in order to make sure that only about 300 lorries arriving from Germany are allowed to cross the border per hour.
The restriction schedule for the 1st half of 2023
➡ January 9 (Monday)
➡ February 6 (Monday)
➡ February 13 (Monday)
➡ February 20 (Monday)
➡ February 27 (Monday)
➡ March 6 (Monday)
➡ March 13 (Monday)
➡ April 26 (Wednesday)
➡ April 27 (Thursday)
➡ May 2 (Tuesday)
➡ May 15 (Monday)
➡ May 16 (Tuesday)
➡ May 17 (Wednesday)
➡ May 19 (Friday)
➡ May 26 (Friday)
➡ May 27 (Saturday)
➡ May 30 (Tuesday)
➡ May 31 (Wednesday)
➡ June 1 (Thursday)
➡ June 3 (Saturday)
➡ June 5 (Monday)
➡ June 6 (Tuesday)
➡ June 7 (Wednesday)
➡ June 9 (Friday).
Border Force strike in the UK: recommendations for hauliers, queues at ports and inland border facilities
The proposed strike action is scheduled to start on 1 February and last until 7:00 AM on 2 Februrary.
It will impact international arrivals at all UK air and maritime ports as well as those travelling to the UK from UK border controls in Calais, Dunkirk and Coquelles in Northern France.
Advice for hauliers
Hauliers who are moving goods during the proposed strike action should be prepared for potential disruption and longer queues at ports and inland border facilities. Please check with your operator before travelling, be prepared for delays and carefully plan your movements if they coincide with days of strike action.
From January 20, lorries with a GVW over 3.5 tonnes are forbidden from overtaking other vehicles on the E4 and E4/E20 motorways between Södertälje and Arlanda. The purpose of the ban is to improve road safety and accessibility for emergency vehicles.
The overtaking ban, already in place between Arlanda and Glädje and between Hallunda and Moraberg, has been extended for the entire section from Södertälje South to the Arlanda. The motorway section affected by the overtaking ban has thus increased by nearly 50 km.
From Monday, January 23, the electronic toll collection systems on these two motorways have started charging tolls.
The rate is EUR 0.22/km for lorries with a GVW over 3.5 tonnes and less than 12 tonnes and EUR 0.28/km for lorries with a GVW over 12 tonnes. More eco-friendly vehicles can benefit from the following discounts:
• 25% for electric vehicles and those powered by gas or hydrogen
• 20% for EURO 6 lorries
• 15% for EURO 5 lorries
The above discounts apply on the N-1, A-15 and A-636 motorways from January. On the AP-1 and AP-8 motorways, they will be introduced from October, but it will be possible to claim them retrospectively from the moment the documentation required by the BIDEGI infrastructure agency has been approved and an on-board unit has been registered.
In addition, vehicles such as tow trucks will be eligible for a frequent driver discount, up to 13%, on all major motorways within the province. This discount will come into effect from October.
By virtue of the 3rd regulation of the Federal Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, issued on January 5, 2023, a HGV driving ban has been introduced on certain Saturdays in winter 2023
The restriction applies to heavy goods vehicles, articulated vehicles with a maximum authorized mass above 7.5 tons or lorries with trailers whose combined MAM is above 7.5 tons. The ban applies between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM on all Saturdays from January 7 to March 11 to vehicles bound for Italy on the A 12 and A 13 motorways if the destination is located:
• in Italy or in a country that can only be reached via Italy;
• in Germany or a country that can only be reached via Germany.
The strike is scheduled to start today (Jan, 24) at 7:00 PM and will continue until the same time on Thursday (Jan, 26).
The strike is a protest against the government’s measures to fight the rise in fuel prices, including daily inspections of fuel prices to detect possibly unjustified price increases and the requirement imposed on operators to publish the average price per litre from their region in addition to the price of petrol charged at their pumps.
After failed negotations with the government, the trade unions Faib, Fegica and Figisc-Anisa have called a strike.
During the strike, drivers will not generally be able to refuel, even at self-service stations, though some pumps will remain in operation. In addition, petrol stations directly operated by the oil companies could also remain exempt from the strike.
According to press report, unionized fuel station managers plan have called a nationwide strike from 13 to 16 December.
Unless averted, motorists and haulers using the motorway network will not be able to purchase fuel at service stations. The action may prompt panic buying of fuel before it starts, which in turn may lead to fuel shortages. It may also prompt congestion around fuel stations close to motorway junctions.
The strike is scheduled to last from 10:00 PM on December 13, to 10:00 PM on December 16. However, it may be suspended or called off if the protesters get a chance to start talks with the government.
Due to maintanace work on the high-voltage line, the A7 motorway will be completely closed in both directions between the Kaltenkirchen and Bad Bramstedt exits on Sunday, January 22, from 8:00 to 12:00.
Traffic towards Hamburg is diverted at the Bad Bramstedt junction (17) along the U 66, and towards Flensburg at the Kaltenkirchen junction along the U 45.
In addition, the following diversions are recommended for long-distance traffic: from the A7/A1 Horster Dreieck junction (37) south of Hamburg or from the A1 at the Buchholzer Dreieck junction (43) and then along the A1-A21-B205 to the Neumünster-Süd junction (15) or in the opposite direction for north and south-bound traffic. The diversion is indicated by variable message signs placed along the route.
Owing to the annual bi-national safety exercise involving the French and British authorities Eurotunnel Freight services will be temporarily suspended during the night of 21st to 22nd of January.
Listed below are the times corresponding to the last and first Fright shuttle departures.
The LAST freight shuttle departure on Saturday night will be:
→ From Folkestone: at 21:54
→ From Calais: at 22:53
The FIRST freight shuttle departure on Sunday morning will be:
→ From Folkestone: at 05:23
→ From Calais: at 06:23
If you wish to travel on the last departure please check-in no later than 60 minutes before the planned departure time.
The Russian authorities have extended the restrictions introduced on October 10, 2022 until June 30, 2023.
Regulation No.2466, dated 28 December 2022, which changes the previous regulation No. 1728 of September 30, 2022, extends the ban on foreign transport entry and transit, which applies to road carriers from EU Member States, Ukraine, Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Norway.
The ban applies to:
◾ bilateral transports,
◾ transport to or from a third country.
The ban does not apply to the following cases of cross-border transportation:
✅ postal transport,
✅ diplomatic pouch and consular valise,
✅ humanitarian aid,
✅ goods entering through the Belarusian-Russian border,
✅ goods in trailers and semi-trailers, registered in foreign states, towed by vehicles registered in Russia or Belarus.
As before, transhipment of goods to Russian or Belarusian vehicles, or trailer/semitrailer swap to Russian or Belarusian vehicles, provided these transport operators have permits for the preceding and/or subsequent leg, if relevant, and vice versa is allowed only in designated customs controlled areas located in:
▶ Kaliningrad region (all municipal districts),
▶ Leningrad region (Vyborg municipal district, Kingishepsk municipal district),
▶ Murmansk region (the city of Murmansk, Pechensk minicipal district, Kola district, Kandalagh district),
▶ Pskov region (the city of Pskov, Sezhsky district, Pechory district, Askilovsky district),
▶ Republic of Karelia (Kostomuk municipal district, Lakhdenponsky district, Lakhsky district, Sortavali district),
▶ St. Petersburg.
In addition, the amount of fuel in the tanks of foreign freight vehicles exiting Russia must not exceed 200 litres.