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Business does not support new traffic restrictions on trucks

16/ 01/ 2020
  Moreover, expanding the time of truck traffic ban will not have the desired effect, such as reducing the negative impact on the environment. This opinion was expressed by the experts of the European Business Association Logistics Committee while commenting on draft law №2296, which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on October 21, 2019, and adopted as a basis. Thus, the draft law proposes to forbid the movement of trucks from 6 to 11 oclock and from 17 to 21 oclock in cities exceeding 250 thousand people. The new rules apply to vehicles over 8 tons. EBA member companies fully support the environmental initiatives of the authorities, but note that mentioned changes are unlikely to have a positive impact on the environment. In order to ensure the delivery of goods for commercial and personal needs according to new requirements, it will be necessary to replace one 20-tonne car with three to four smaller vehicles, which will increase not only the number of vehicles but also the amount of harmful emissions. Reducing the number of work performed within the standard working day will make changes to the schedules of not only logistics companies but also manufacturers of goods, distributors, retailers. Besides, it can lead to delays and prolongation of delivery times and a rise in the cost of transport services. The draft law is currently being prepared for a second reading. EBA member companies ask the MPs not to support the current version of the draft law, but to revise it in the light of comments and suggestions from the business. In particular, the Associations experts suggest: Introduce restrictions on the movement of large truck vehicles only on weekends and holidays, and only in the central part of the city; Allow entry to cities without time limits of Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6 freight vehicles; Allow entry of freight vehicles to industrial areas of the city without restrictions; Establish a proper bypass infrastructure and parking lots for freight transport. These proposals were sent by the official letter to the chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure. Hopefully, the voice of the business will be heard!

Moreover, expanding the time of truck traffic ban will not have the desired effect, such as reducing the negative impact on the environment. This opinion was expressed by the experts of the European Business Association Logistics Committee while commenting on draft law №2296, which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on October 21, 2019, and adopted as a basis.

Thus, the draft law proposes to forbid the movement of trucks from 6 to 11 o’clock and from 17 to 21 o’clock in cities exceeding 250 thousand people. The new rules apply to vehicles over 8 tons.

EBA member companies fully support the environmental initiatives of the authorities, but note that mentioned changes are unlikely to have a positive impact on the environment. In order to ensure the delivery of goods for commercial and personal needs according to new requirements, it will be necessary to replace one 20-tonne car with three to four smaller vehicles, which will increase not only the number of vehicles but also the amount of harmful emissions.

Reducing the number of work performed within the standard working day will make changes to the schedules of not only logistics companies but also manufacturers of goods, distributors, retailers. Besides, it can lead to delays and prolongation of delivery times and a rise in the cost of transport services.

The draft law is currently being prepared for a second reading. EBA member companies ask the MPs not to support the current version of the draft law, but to revise it in the light of comments and suggestions from the business.

In particular, the Association’s experts suggest:

  • Introduce restrictions on the movement of large truck vehicles only on weekends and holidays, and only in the central part of the city;
  • Allow entry to cities without time limits of Euro 4, Euro 5 and Euro 6 freight vehicles;
  • Allow entry of freight vehicles to industrial areas of the city without restrictions;
  • Establish a proper bypass infrastructure and parking lots for freight transport.

These proposals were sent by the official letter to the chairmen of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Public Health, Medical Assistance and Medical Insurance and the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Transport and Infrastructure. Hopefully, the voice of the business will be heard!

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