Tyrol lifts sectoral HGV ban, but carriers say the decision has come too late

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The Tyrolean Government has decided to temporarily lift the sectoral HGV ban due to the suspension of the RoLa connection between Wörgl and Brenner.

Tyrol lifts sectoral HGV ban, but carriers say the decision has come too late
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The measure is a response to letters from two Bavarian transport associations – LBS (Landesverband Bayerischer Spediteure eV – Association of Bavarian Freight Forwarders) and LBT (Association of Bavarian Transport and Logistics Enterprises), who urged for the ban to be lifted.

The reason the associations called for the change is the suspension of the so-called RoLa service, which transports trucks by rail, between Wörgl and Brenner from 19-29 August.

The sectoral driving ban for trucks will now be lifted until August 29th. In addition, the frequencies of RoLa trains have been significantly increased until August on 29th the Trento – Wörgl route.

According to Sabine Lehmann, Managing Director of LBS, these measures are inadequate solutions..

Sebastian Lechner from the LBT management board has also been critical:

“First of all, the late information (about the suspension of the connection and the relaxation of the ban – editorial note) resulted in a huge additional work for many shipping and logistics companies. First, the notice that the Brennersee terminal was unusable was only given 14 days earlier, then it took up to three days after the restrictions started for the Tyrolean authorities to announce a temporarily relaxed driving ban. In this way, transport chains cannot be reliably planned or maintained.”

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