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English Channel crossing comparison

English Channel crossing comparison

Speed and weight limits, working hours and environmental concerns can all have an impact on international haulage business routes. The fastest way to cover the distance across the Channel is nowadays by The Eurotunnel and it takes only 35 minutes. More than 20 million trucks have been transported on board the Truck Shuttles since the

Reversing camera systems overview

The basic tool to aid drivers backing out of a parking space, garage, or driveway are mirrors, that are supposed to help them visualize the area behind them. However in practice the basic rear and side view mirrors have blind spots and it is rather impossible to look over both shoulders at the same time.

RHD/LHD camera system

Strange as it may seem the keep-left rule of the road goes as far as the ancient times and was followed in Europe and most of the world. It was quite natural, as most people are right-handed and it was more convenient for travelers riding on horseback to hold the reigns in their left hand,

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Low emission zones

Read previous: Euro 6 HGV engines LEZs are mostly implemented in areas where air pollution is at levels that are dangerous to health in order to improve the air quality to make it safer to breathe. In answer to the above regulations and standards, many cities in Europe have already introduced Low Emission Zones (LEZ)

Euro 6 HGV engines

There is a lot of evidence that poor air quality is bad for your health and life expectancy. In short, pollution kills. Air pollution is responsible for 370 000 premature deaths in Europe each year, more than occur in road accidents. Air pollution especially affects the youngest and the oldest and people with heart and

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CCTV for lorries and busses systems technical overview

HGVs are commonly considered most dangerous vehicles not only considerably adding to congestion and pollution but also causing road accidents. However statistically HGV drivers are much safer than other drivers – causing only half as many accidents per miles travelled. But even so everything possible should be done to ensure every safety and security measure

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Requirements that a carrier must meet to be able to undertake a cabotage journey

Read previous: Road freight cabotage in EU The adoption of Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 has removed national interpretations of the previous rules and thus increased stability in the market. The new Regulation has defined clearly the temporary nature of cabotage by introducing quantitative criteria (the “3 operations in 7 days” rule) to define the scope

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Road freight cabotage in EU

Cabotage is a term that refers to transportation of goods in a country by a carrier registered in another country. Originally it meant shipping along coastal routes, from port to port and comes from the name of the 15th century explorer Giovanni Cabote, who used to travel along the coast of the explored lands. Initially

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Motorway tolls in Europe

No road charges are required in the following European countries: Andorra, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Ukraine. In other countries there are two main kinds of road pricing imposed on vehicles, usually in addition to the compulsory road tax. Vignette is based on a period of time instead of the usual road

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