Browse by topic: Freight, Standards

  • Press release

    Measures to improve fuel efficiency also reduce vehicle noise, T&E report reveals

    After three postponements the Environment Committee of the European Parliament will finally vote next week on noise limits for vehicles. Contrary to industry concerns, a new report published today...

     Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 14:54
  • News

    Tyre label has vital lessons for fuel efficiency in road and air transport

    by Nina Renshaw - T&E deputy director

    There aren’t many downsides to working at T&E, but if I have to name one, it is that we don’t often...

     Friday, October 26, 2012 - 15:25
  • News

    Commission reinterpretation on megatrucks is ‘undemocratic’ and ‘creates confusion’

    EU rules governing the length and weight of lorries have been thrown into confusion by a unilateral ‘reinterpretation’ of an EU directive by the transport commissioner Siim Kallas. The commissioner’s...

     Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:15
  • Press release

    EU citizens call for quick action to curb traffic noise

    Traffic noise is a serious concern for Europeans, and the EU must act quickly to tackle the issue. That is the call from citizens from several European countries in a video clip published today (1...

     Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 00:01
  • News

    Swedish lorry move shows Brussels ‘hasn’t thought this through’

    With the battle over whether oversized lorries, known as ‘megatrucks’, should be allowed to cross EU national borders, an extension of the fight is now emerging as Sweden has given the green light...

     Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 10:36
  • News

    Support for lorry and van limits

    More than 80% of respondents to a Commission survey are in favour of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from heavy vehicles, and two thirds say it must be done through legislation and not left to...

     Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 10:03
  • News

    Road interests launch Green Freight initiative

    An alliance of road freight interests has launched ‘Green Freight Europe’, aimed at working out a reliable method of measuring emissions from lorries. The group of hauliers, transport logistics...

     Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 14:56
  • News

    Harmonising lorry rules a step towards reducing HGV emissions?

    The Commission is taking steps towards a first EU directive aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from heavy goods vehicles. Its consultation on the weight and dimensions of lorries comes as...

     Monday, February 20, 2012 - 23:24
  • News

    Spanish call for more toll roads

    A change may be in the air in Spain, following a call by the president of the National Confederation of Construction Works for the country to introduce more road tolls.

     Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:41
  • News

    More realistic testing for lorries?

    The Commission has opened a new laboratory to test fuel consumption and emissions from lorries and buses in more realistic conditions than are used in general 'type approval' tests.

     Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 15:17