Spain and Italy scrap Easter truck bans

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Spain has lifted almost all truck bans that were due to be in place between now and the end of the Easter holidays. Italy has also decided to do similar.

The Spanish General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has concluded that due to the lower mobility of residents during the pandemic, there is no need to maintain restrictions on heavy vehicles.

The loosening of the bans applies to trucks with a DMC exceeding 7.5 tons, vehicles requiring an additional permit and some other special vehicles.

However, restrictions on the transport of dangerous goods (ADR) are maintained, as well as bans on the roads of the Navarre province towards France and on the N-230 road in Huesca. The full list of road bans is available on the DGT website.

Italy follows suit

Italy has also announced the lifting of Easter truck bans. This Sunday (March 28th), as well as from April 2nd to April 6th, vehicles for the transport of goods with a permissible total weight exceeding 7.5 tons will be able to drive on non-urban roads.

The Italian government introduced a similar loosening of restrictions last year, also due to the reduction in traffic on the roads caused by the lockdown.

Meanwhile, it is still not known whether the Polish authorities will decide to take such a step. A few days ago, the Association of International Road Carriers (Association of International Road Carriers) sent a letter of appeal to the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding this.

Article co-authored by Krzysztof Sawko

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