North Rhine-Westphalia lifts truck bans on Sundays and public holidays

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Due to the impact of the second wave of coronavirus, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has decided to lift the ban on driving trucks on Sundays and public holidays.

The Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region have also followed suit.

The NRW Ministry of Transport said that they had made the decision in order to “ensure that the goods that are important for the population and the economy are sufficiently available at all times through efficient supply chains”.

The exemption kicked in of October 31st and shall last until January 18th 2021. It also applies to empty trips.

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania also lifts the driving ban on Sundays and public holidays

Earlier this month, the driving ban for trucks on Sundays and public holidays was lifted in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

The BAG provides information on this on its website. The relaxation applies from November 9th to January 18th for all types of transport, including empty trips. The only exception is oversized transport, as reported by the Federal Transport Office.

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