Trucking

  • Chaos at German border as covid-test requirement creates long jams


    Feb 18, 2021 — The new border controls with Austria and the Czech Republic mean only doctors, nurses and carers of the elderly can commute to work between the Czech Republic and Bavaria daily. Drivers delivering goods can also pass the border but must present a negative coronavirus test no older than 48 hours. In addition, all who enter Germany via the Czech Republic must register their arrival online beforehand.
  • European road freight capacity falls dramatically post-Brexit, pushing up rates


    Jan 12, 2021 — The impact of Brexit on the European road freight market has been immediate, according to new data from Transporeon’s Transport Market Monitor (TMM). Today’s TMM, recording pricing and capacity levels for December, shows a Europe-wide decline in capacity of some 164% on November and 16% year on year.
  • Lufthansa first to apply surcharge on cargo trucked from UK to EU airports


    Jan 12, 2021 — Lufthansa Cargo has imposed security charges for all cargo departing the UK on road feeder services (RFS) for onward flights out of its European hubs. Lufthansa told customers their cargo departing the UK via RFS would be subject to ‘security charges for unknown cargo’ of £0.15/kg ($0.20), or a minimum of £17.25.
  • United Van Lines’ National Migration Study Reveals Where and Why Americans Moved in 2020


    Jan 5, 2021 — United Van Lines released the company’s 44th Annual National Migration Study, revealing in 2020, Americans continued to move westbound and southbound – and the COVID-19 pandemic factored into and accelerated many of those decisions to move.