Germany: Lower Saxony also loosens the Sunday truck ban

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Sunday and holiday truck traffic bans have been in force for years in Germany. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, some German states have decided to lighten it. Lower Saxony has recently joined them.

In recent days, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have decided to loosen the Sunday and holiday restrictions on trucks. In both regions, this suspension will remain in force until 30 May, and it applies to the dry range cargo.

Lower Saxony decided to take a similar step yesterday, reports the German transport portal The suspension of the ban applies to the transportation of non-perishable food and hygiene products. 

Supply chains need to be adjusted so that the shelves are always packed with the full range, „said Bernd Althusmann, Minister of Economy of Lower Saxony. – „By easing the Sunday driving ban, bottlenecks in the supply of non-perishable food and hygiene products can be avoided.

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