New European Road Freight Information

01/05/2012

The Freight Transport Association has published the 17th edition of its annual European Road Transport Guide for UK-based road transport operators visiting countries in the EU and beyond.

The publication is a useful guide to equip transport managers with the necessary information needed to avoid delays and to deal effectively with roadside enforcement.

The sort of information included in the country sections include amended information on public holidays, weekend lorry bans, toll prices and other essential facts for fleet operators. Liechtenstein and Monaco have been added to the list of countries in the guide.

In addition, indicative ferry journey times, more information on the UK Border Agency’s haulier accreditation scheme, a section to assist operators in retrieving a vehicle if it is impounded by UKBA officials, contacts in France for lorry ban exemption permits and information on HM Revenue & Custom’s treatment of freight moving to the Channel Islands.

The Freight Transport Association’s International Manager and Editor of the guide, Don Armour, said,

“FTA members operating vehicles abroad often pass information on to us from their own first-hand experience. As with any reference work the details given may become out of date over time, so comments or amendments from those who are actually on the road play an important part in making sure that the guide is always as up-to-date and relevant as possible.”

The cost for non-international FTA members is £55 a copy and for non-members £75, you can order a copy of the guide from www.shop.fta.co.uk.

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