EU action needed on road frontiers
Bottlenecks at EU borders have been causing unnecessary delays and interruptions of supply chains. The European Commission’s green lane guidelines just announced set a 15-minute maximum border crossing time for vehicles carrying any type of goods.
The International Road Union (IRU) welcomes this decision, however it says: "We know by experience that maximum 15 minutes per truck will continue to result in huge delays. Therefore there shouldn’t be any systematic checks at borders."
Internationally recognised documents are the best option to maintain much-needed transport flows. IRU therefore encourages member states to follow the EU guidelines that drivers of freight vehicles should not be asked to produce any document other than their driving licence. (ben)