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Belgian and Dutch transport inspectors conduct joint truck safety checks
On the morning of Wednesday, 27 April 2011, the Belgian inspection service of the FPS Mobility and Transport and the Dutch inspection service of the « Inspectie Verkeer en Waterstaat (IVW) performed a joint truck safety inspection. During such an action one checks the compliance with the obligatory driving and rest times for the drivers (tachograph fraud) as well as for the possibility of excess loads. The vehicles were also subject to a detailed technical inspection.
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Roadside aggression against traffic inspectors, discussed at the multilateral exchange in Bucharest,
Inspectors from the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Spain, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, together with the Romanian colleagues from the Romanian Road Transport Authority – (ARR) gathered for a week (17 – 22 April 2011) to learn about inspection procedures and national legislation in Romania in the field of road transport area, with the focus on the frauds in digital tachograph fraud and roadside aggression against towards control officers. The first day of the exchange allowed the Romanian Road Transport Authority – ARR to make an overview of its competences (old and newly acquired) and of its structure, to thoroughly present the Road Inspectorate and its organisation, and to tackle with the roadside check procedure, making it possible for the participants to understand ARR functioning and attributions at national and European level.
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2nd regional concerted roadside check in Western Hungary
After the 1st such round of close regional cooperation succesfully initiated in Slovakia last September the National Transport Authority hosted a follow-up 2 days complex roadside check event 5th-6th April with the participation of the Croatian, Czech, Slovak and Slovenian inspectors in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.
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ECR-TISPOL and industry tackling problems together
During the 1st IRU/EU presidency road transport conference on December 1st 2010, the European Ministers of Transport , presided by State-secretary Etienne Schouppe (BE)under the Belgian EU presidency, adopted a joint statement on the need for public-private partnership in the field of road transport. Amongst others the importance of a harmonised interpretation and enforcement of all EU rules was put forward. For Euro Contrôle Route and TISPOL the importance of a constructive dialogue with the industry has always been clear. As a result both organisations decided to sign a declaration of intent with the IRU establishing a ‘public/private partnership for better regulatory compliance, greater roadsafety and security as well as a business friendly operating environment for commercial road transport’. The document was signed during the IRU’s Spring cocktail on March 2nd 2011.
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ECR activities cited in EC report
ECR activities cited in EC report
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Trilateral exchange in Opole Poland
From 18th to 22nd October in Opole (Poland) Polish Road Transport Inspection organized a Czech-German-Polish exchange of road transport enforcement organizations.
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