Driving ban for lorries on Saturdays during the main holiday season - exemption Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In Germany, on all Saturdays during the main holiday season from 1 July to 31 August of each year, between 7:00 and 20:00, for fixed routes on motorways and national roads, lorries (lorries) with a maximum permissible mass of more than 7.5 tonnes and lorries with Trailers do not move. The prohibition generally does not apply to combined rail-to-rail freight transport from the consignor to the nearest suitable loading station or from the nearest suitable unloading station to the consignee; the combined transport port-road between the loading or unloading point and a port within a radius of not more than 150 kilometres (collection or removal), the transport of fresh milk and fresh dairy products, fresh meat and fresh meat products, fresh fish, live fish and fresh fish products, perishable fruit and vegetables, Empty journeys related to journeys referred to in point 3 shall be Journeys on vehicles used under the Federal Performance Act. In doing so, the performance notice must be carried along and handed over to persons responsible for examination upon request.

The applications must be submitted in writing, but informally and on the grounds of justification. Freight and accompanying documents In the case of transport over a road of more than 100 kilometres, a certificate from the goods handling of the place of dispatch of the impossibility of timely rail transport. Vehicle and trailer licence A corresponding official certificate is required for foreign motor vehicles whose registration documents do not include the permissible total weight and engine power.

An exemption can only be granted in urgent cases if it is not possible to travel by other means of transport and an alternative route is not available. Detours are to be accepted. Economic or competitive reasons alone are no justification for an exception.
Exemptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis on request.

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