Solutrans, the international show for road and urban transport solutions, will open its doors for four days starting 21 November 2017. This year the show is focusing on the future of the sector and the effects of new technology.
Anti-pollution stickers: what are the obligations for transporters?
More than 250 European towns and cities have already implemented measures to restrict access to their centers, using various procedures. This is an update on these measures, since France has just implemented CRIT’Air, a mandatory sticker, subject to a fine for non-display, which distinguishes vehicles according to their pollution level. Who is affected? What steps should be taken by a fleet manager? Here are the answers to the questions asked.
The French Presidential elections – two distinct approaches to transport
The candidates, who have both made it through to the second round of the presidential elections, have differing views on business and transport. As we did for all of the candidates, we have summarised their positions below.
The largest region in mainland France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, is considering a tax on foreign trucks. Wouldn’t this measure, which has already been implemented in certain European countries, represent a step towards the breakup of a common space…?
To produce clean, renewable energy, the teams at Colas came up with the idea of covering the road with solar panels. The Wattway solar road project is currently being tested in France before it goes on the market two years from now.
Alternative fuels have their pros and cons. Fleet operators across Europe who just aren’t interested might soon change their tune if we had another oil crisis. So, maybe worth a look then? Ian Norwell drives Iveco’s new Stralis tractor, and there’s a natural gas-powered version too, straight from the factory.
Electric commercial vehicles have a place in the industry, but not at heavier weights. At least, that was the popular view, until Daimler unveiled their full-electric 26 tonne rigid chassis. Ian Norwell reports from the company’s Stuttgart headquarters and test track.