Traffic updates: mandatory document for drivers entering Italy; Catalonia removes all restrictions for trucks; Austria extends the relaxation of the bans

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Traffic updates: mandatory document for drivers entering Italy; Catalonia removes all restrictions for trucks; Austria extends the relaxation of the bans

Drivers working for non-Italian companies must sign a declaration when entering Italy. Catalonia abolished the mandatory redirection of trucks from national roads to toll motorways. Austria extended the relaxation of truck bans.

Truck drivers from companies not based in Italy must submit a declaration of entry when entering the country, the Bavarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced it yesterday. According to recent information, this obligation is in force until 5 April. 

The document must be written in Italian and should contain the following information:

– driver’s first and last name,

– driver’s place, country and date of birth,

– driver’s citizenship

– driver’s place of residence (city, state),

– driver’s identity card (identity card or passport) as well as the number, issuing authority, date of issue and expiry,

– mobile phone number with international area code,

– name of the border crossing where the truck driver entered Italy,

– date and time of entry,

– travel destination in Italy,

– date and time of departure,

– reasons for staying in Italy, such as ‚delivery of goods’ or ‚collection of goods’,

– name and surname of the person completing the form.

The document must be signed in the presence of a policeman. 



The Catalan Interior Ministry has published a decision in which almost all existing restrictions on truck traffic have been lifted from 1 April. Permanent restrictions about given sections of national roads N-II, N-240 and N-340 are suspended, so trucks with four axles or more and a GVW of over 26 tonnes are no longer directed to motorways with road toll. This relaxation will last as long as the state of emergency in Spain. They apply for vehicles and vehicle sets that transport goods, as well as vehicles carrying out special transport and the transportation of dangerous goods.

Also since yesterday, restrictions on dangerous goods as well as special transport and special vehicles have been exempted on Sundays and public holidays on all Catalan roads. Restrictions for such types of transportation are also suspended in the Cadí and Vielha tunnels and, in the case of special transport, on the A-2 motorway between 444 km and 527 km. The restrictions on the N-230 and C-28 roads in Valle de Arán are similar – they have been temporarily lifted. 

However, dangerous vehicles still need to follow the routes established for this mode of transport (RIMP network).

In addition, there is still a requirement for vehicles or vehicle groups of all types with a GVW above 7.5 t in transit through Catalonia or on long routes through its territory (over 65 km), according to which they should use the European route network, motorways or dual carriageways.

Austria and truck bans

Austria extends the derogation from traffic bans for trucks over 7.5 tonnes to 19 April inclusive, as transport minister Leonore Gewessler told the APA news agency yesterday.


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