Upcoming truck bans across Europe – countries, dates and details

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Upcoming truck bans across Europe – countries, dates and details

The long May weekend is fast approaching. As a result, HGV bans will apply in some European countries. Below you will find an overview of all the restrictions.

Poland

The restrictions apply to vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of over 12 tons. Bans are in force on the following days:

– April 30th from 18.00 to 22.00

– May 1st (Labour Day) from 8.00 to 22.00

– May 2nd from 18.00 to 22.00

– May 3rd (May 3rd Constitution Day) from 8.00 to 22.00

– May 22nd from 18.00 to 22.00

– May 23rd (Pentecost) from 08.00 to 22.00

Austria

Traffic bans apply to tractors with trailers with a GVW over 3.5 tons, as well as lorries and articulated vehicles with a GVW exceeding 7.5 tons.

Bans will apply on the following dates:

– May 1st from 00:00 to 24:00

– May 2nd from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 8th from 15.00 to midnight

– May 9th from midnight to 22.00

– May 13th from 00.00 to 22.00

– May 15th from 15.00 to 24.00

– May 16th from 00.00 to 22.00

– May 22nd from 15.00 to 24.00

– May 23rd from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 24th from 00:00 to 22:00

Croatia

The bans apply to heavy goods vehicles and sets with a DMC above 7.5 tons, as well as trucks and vehicles with trailers exceeding 14m in length.

The bans apply on the following dates:

– April 30th from 15.00 to 23.00

– May 1st from 14.00 to 23.00

– May 2nd from 12.00 to 23.00

However, the bans only apply on the following routes:

– D8 at the junction with D40 (Bakar intersection)

– Zadar – Split – border crossing

– Klek and Zaton Doli – Dubrovnik – border crossing Karasovici (Montenegro), except for sections from the intersection with D27 at the Sibenik bridge up to the eastern entrance to Šibenik (exit at D58), from the Bilice roundabout in Solen, to the intersection with the trade terminal in Stobrec

– D9: Metkovic – Opuzen

– D21: border crossing Kastel (Slovenia) – Buje – Kanfanar intersection, except for the section D21 connecting Kanfanar with Pula (connection with D66)

– D23: Zuta Lokva – Senj

– D39: connection A1 Sestanovac – intersection with D8 (Dupci)

– D66: Pula (A9) – Race – Opatija

– D200: Buje (D 21) – border crossing Plovanija (Slovenia)

– D300: Buje (D21) – Umag

– From 5002: Novigrad – Tar – Porec – Vrsar (connection to the D21)

– At the entrance to the port of Split

– At the entrance to the port area of ​​Zadar

Czech Republic

Traffic restrictions apply to lorries and vehicle combinations with a DMC above 7.5 tons. Bans are in force on the following dates:

– May 1st from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 2nd from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 8th (Liberation Day) from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 9th from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 16th from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 23rd from 13.00 to 22.00

– May 30th from 13.00 to 22.00

France

Traffic bans apply to lorries and vehicle combinations with a DMC above 7.5 tonnes, with the exception of special vehicles and agricultural vehicles.

Ban are in force on the following dates:

– April 30th from 22:00 to 24:00

– May 1st from 00:00 to 24:00

– May 2nd from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 7th from 22.00 to 24.00

– May 8th from 00:00 to 24:00

– May 9th from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 12th from 22.00 to 24.00

– May 13th from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 15 from 22.00 to 24.00

– May 16 from 00:00 to 22:00

Spain

Local driving bans for heavy goods vehicles above 7.5 tons have been lifted from April 30th to May 3rd due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Luxembourg

Holiday traffic restrictions apply to heavy goods vehicles with a GVW of more than 7.5 tons with or without a trailer.

– April 30th from 21:30 to 24:00 towards France and from 23:30 to 24:00 towards Germany

– May 1st from 00:00 to 21:45 and from 23:30 to 24:00 towards Germany, and from 00:00 to 24:00 towards France

– May 2nd from 00:00 to 21:45

– May 8th from 21:30 to 24 in the direction of France, and from 23:30 to 24 in the direction of Germany

– May 9th from 00 to 21:45

– May 12th from 9.30pm to midnight towards France, and from 11.30pm to midnight towards Germany

Germany

Due to the pandemic, most German regions have lifted restrictions on trucks.

However, this loosening does not apply to HGVs passing through the following federal states: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony, Berlin, Saarland.

Moreover, Bavaria and Thuringia have only suspended holiday bans on essential transportation.

Slovakia

Holiday traffic bans for trucks on May 1st and 8th were lifted at the request of ČESMAD Slovakia.

The loosening applies to all heavy goods vehicles traveling on motorways, roads for motor vehicles, roads of class I and roads of international traffic, arriving in the territory of the Slovak Republic from some neighboring countries, whose destination (e.g. company headquarters or place of unloading) is in Slovakia.

However, bans will apply as follows:

– May 2nd from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 00:00 to 22:00

Slovenia

Heavy goods vehicles and vehicle combinations with a GVW exceeding 7.5 tonnes may not travel on Slovenian roads on Sundays, public holidays and non-working days. This means that HGVs bans apply as follows:

– May 1st from 8.00 to 21.00,

– May 2nd from 8.00 to 21.00,

– May 9th from 8.00 to 21.00,

– May 16th from 8.00 to 21.00

– May 23rd from 8.00 to 21.00

– May 30th from 8.00 to 21.00

Hungary

Lorries and agricultural tractors with trailers with a DMC above 7.5 tons are subject to the following bans:

– May 1st from 00:00 to 24:00

– May 2nd from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 8th from 22.00 to 00:00

– May 9th from 00.00 to 22.00

– May 15th from 22.00 to 00:00

– May 16th from 00:00 to 22:00

– May 22nd from 22 to 00:00

– May 23rd from 00:00 to 24:00

– May 24th (Pentecost) from 00:00 to 22:00

Italy

The traffic ban applies to heavy goods vehicles and vehicle combinations intended for the transport of goods with a DMC above 7.5 tonnes.

The following bans apply:

– May 1st from 9.00 to 22.00

– May 2 from 9.00 to 22.00

– May 9 from 9.00 to 22.00

– May 16 from 9.00 to 22.00

– May 23 from 9.00 to 22.00

– May 30 from 9.00 to 22.00


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