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EC Conference on cargo securing and roadside technical checks

Saarbrücken, 6-7 October 2009

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, 6-7 October 2009
  • Saarbrücken - Germany

The first EC conference on cargo securing and technical roadside checks took place on October 6th and 7th in Saarbrucken. The conference consisted of three sessions.

Session one, a roadside check focusing on the themes of the conference, took place at the French-German border and gave participants a first-hand experience of the challenges facing the enforcement officers.

During the second and third session, on cargo securing and technical roadside checks respectively, experts in the field gave presentations and informed participants about best practices and challenges for enforcement staff. Afterwards participants were divided into groups and asked to discuss several topics such as: are existing standards sufficient, what can be done to improve the existing situation, etc.

 When the groups delivered their conclusions it became clear that overall standards are sufficient, but also that they are only understandable to experts. Moreover it was concluded that Europe should strive for further harmonisation of checklists and the training of enforcement staff.

The conference was reviewed positively by the participants and the hope was expressed that a second conference could be organised in the course of 2010.

Related Links

SpeakerMember StateTheme
Guy LoeschLuxembourgArrimage des chargespdf(13 MB)
Frank SchouwaertNetherlands: Transport Inspectorate (IVW) Load safetypdf(6 MB)
Henk KramerNetherlands: Transport en Logistiek NederlandCargo Securing for Road Transportpdf(7 MB)
Walter NisslerEuropean CommissionSession 3 : Roadside Technical Checks workshoppdf(2 MB)
Armand RemacleBelgium: Service public fédéral Mobilité et Transports Le contrôle technique le long de la route en Belgiquepdf(3 MB)
David MurrayUnited Kingdom: VOSA Preventative Maintenance Regimespdf(2 MB)
Armand BiberichLuxembourg: SNCT The Roadside Inspection for heavy duty vehicles according Regulation 2000/30/ECpdf(4 MB)
Matthias WeichhartAustria: Österreichischer Wirtschaftsverlag Roadside Checks - The Austrian Systempdf(13 MB)

Minutes of the conferencepdf(804 kB)

Documentation on technical equipmentpdf(136 kB)

List of participantspdf(163 kB)

Agendapdf(264 kB)