The EasyWay Freight and Logistics domain focuses on actions where cooperation between the road authorities and operators, the road transport industry and related stakeholders has the potential to:
improve the efficiency of road transport (e.g. less delays)
reduce the negative impact of road transport
support co-modality and contribute to intermodal services
mitigate risks due to driver behaviour and transport tasks
manage conflicts between freight transport and other types of vehicles
Previous work undertaken in EasyWay 1 identified two core services focused on intelligent truck parking which concentrate on the production and distribution of static and dynamic information on the situation of truck parking on important supra-regional roads for the observation of rest and driving periods, and on abnormal goods and dangerous goods transport concentrated on ensuring access to the necessary information and procedures regarding abnormal transports (regulations and the permit procedures, contact persons and country specific application forms for abnormal transports).
EasyWay's ESG 3 has developed two deployment guidelines to ensure that the road haulage company and the goods vehicle drivers have easy access to information on the European road network including related services, which make trucking more efficient, safer, more secure and more comfortable for the drivers. The overarching purpose of the Guidelines is to facilitate the development of existing service provision to deliver a truly pan-European dimension across the TERN (Trans European Road Network).
The Guidelines Intelligent and Secure Truck Parking and Access to Abnormal Goods Transport Regulations will help guide deployments through the delivery phases of EasyWay 2 and beyond. These are living documents which will evolve over time and be updated to take on board developments in key aspects of deployment such as quality assurance. As future developments allow, these documents will also give additional guidance on which standards and levels of service should be applied to different road network operating environments.
You can find the different ITS Deployment Guidelines in the ITS DG Library.