In Germany, in order to minimize the shortage of supply of goods resulting from the covid-19 virus epidemic, individual Federal Countries introduced additional exceptions to the current regulation banning the movement of certain vehicles, including vehicles above gross vehicle weight of 7.5t, in accordance with § 30 Abs. 3 and § 46 Abs. 1 No. 7 StVO.
During the pandemic, in an attempt to help transport companies and their drivers, most EU countries took steps to liberalize their approach to the rules governing drivers’ working time. Based on EU legislation, in urgent cases, Member States may allow temporary derogations for a period not exceeding 30 days.
The World is currently facing a global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has a significant impact on the transport industry and our organizations and families, as well. Considering the recommendations of the Chief Sanitary Inspector of Poland, we decided to delegate most employees to remote work.
From 1 March 2020, the notification of the transport worker posted to the Netherlands will be mandatory for the cabotage transport, international transport, and self-employed persons. The duty to notify will not apply to: the passenger transport by road and the transit (without loading or unloading in the Netherlands).
One of the transport companies specializing in light transport (vehicles of 3.5 t GVW) approached OCRK expert, Jakub Ordon, for assistance regarding the penalty imposed by the German police. During the roadside check in September this year, on the A5 road in Germany, the police officers weighed the vehicle discovering its actual weight to be approx. 4700 kg, i.e. 34.28% more than allowed.