The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has published a list of Austrian truck bans in 2019.
In Austria, traffic ban applies to tractors with trailers with GVW of the tractor or the trailer over 3.5 tonnes, trucks, articulated vehicles with GVW exceeding 7.5 tonnes.
According to the information published by IRU, the restrictions apply all over the country except for the driving being part of the combined transport within the radius of 65 km from the following shipment stations: Brennersee, Graz-Ostbahnhof, Salzburg-Hauptbahnhof, Wels-Verschiebebahnhof, Villach-Fürnitz, Wien-Südbahnhof, Wien-Nordwestbahnhof, Wörg, Hall in Tirol CCT, Bludenz CCT, Wolfurt CCT.
The above-mentioned vehicles are not allowed to travel on Austrian roads:
– on Saturdays from 3 PM to 0:00,
– on Sundays and public holidays from 0:00 to 10 PM.
Calendar of public holidays in Austria in 2019:
1 May (Labour Day),
30 May (Ascension Day),
10 June (Whitsun),
20 June (Corpus Cristi),
15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary),
26 October (national holiday),
1 November (All Saints’ Day),
8 December (Immaculate Conception),
25 December (Christmas),
26 December (St. Stephen’s Day).
Excluded from the ban are:
- vehicles with GVW over 3.5 tonnes:
– transporting milk,
- vehicles with GVW over 7.5 tonnes:
– transporting meat or animals for slaughter (except for transporting heavy animals on motorways);
– transporting perishable (but not deep-frozen) fresh foodstuffs: fruit and vegetables, milk and milk products, meat and meat products, fish and fish products, mushrooms, bread and bakery and confectionery products, herbs (potted and cut plants, ready-to-eat food preparations) and live fish and eggs; and empty transports in connection with the transport of the above goods or the return trips of means of transport or packages of the above products (the driver must be in possession of an appropriate document). The quantity of cargo (perishable articles) must be clearly documented at the beginning and during transport.
The exemption applies to the transport of only the articles listed above. Exceptions shall not apply to preserved foods stored in jars, plastic containers or cardboard boxes with a shelf life of more than one month,
– transporting meals to tourist areas.
Bans in Tirol
In addition to the above mentioned restrictions, additional traffic bans apply in some regions, namely Tyrol, which has introduced night traffic bans on the A12 and A13 motorways (daily from 10 PM to 5 AM), sectoral traffic bans on certain types of goods (see our article on this subject for more information) and summer bans. Their dates were given in the material we published last week.