The initiative for transportation projects in the Region Safe rest period for drivers Roadside assistance for trucks and buses Solidarity in the fight against economic criminal. mr.sc Maja Pokrovac Marijan Banelli ing.traff. HUP-Croatian Employers' Association.
The initiative for transportation projects in the RegionSafe rest period for driversRoadside assistance for trucks and buses Solidarity in the fight against economic criminal
mr.sc Maja Pokrovac
Marijan Banelli ing.traff.
HUP-Croatian Employers' Association
The initiative is that in each of the country one (or twoobject) are to bebuiltatthe key transport routes
Locations: - SLO-Ljubljana / Maribor (proposed potential locations) - Croatia-Zagreb (FC) A4 (awaiting permission), Slavonian Brod-
A3 –( in construction) - SRB-NIS / Novi Sad (proposed potential locations) - BG-Sofia / Plovdiv (proposed potential locations)
In addition to the locations in Croatia, which are already under implementation, other sites are proposed and are to be decided in each country based on the relevant factors
The "Xcra" (tenth corridor roadside assistance) is conceived as a joint operation of the service for roadside assistance program in the domainofheavyvehicles in the region of Southeast Europe.Inrespectto the main routes in the Corridor X from the Serbian-Bulgarian border to the Slovenian-Austrian border, Xcraltd, company foundedin Belgrade willrepresentthe interests of companies in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia in the domainofheavyvehiclesroadsideassistance in the region of Southeast Europe.
By signing the agreement the following wasdefined:Unique call center in each countryContracts with the relevantactingpartyin all domainsof workDefined service-unique price list of servicesServices are conducted on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, Croatian, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the MacedoniaRepublic of Serbia covers the operation of the service in KosovoHungary, Bulgaria and Italyshouldjointheinitiativesoon
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE POLICY
Associated with the chassis number of vehicles
Separate policy for of truck/ haulier/bus
Separate policy for trailer / semitrailer / trailer bus
Register via the web site
Required information: information about theinsurance payment, beneficiary’s country, license number, vehicle chassis number, company/name of the user
Policy is deliveredviasecure e-mail messagewithprotected PDF thatcanbeprinted
Policy is valid 24 hoursaftereregistrationand is active 365 daysafterthat moment
Once a year:FREETowing, hauling, and transport of damaged vehicles to the repair or custom parking, the country of intervention.
Twice a year, one of the following services but not the same:Repairing vehicles on the spot unlocking the vehicleOrganization of transportation for passangersOrganization of hotel accommodation in the country of interventionInitial engagement of lawyers, notaries or translators in the country of interventionDelivery of spare parts and tires from the countryof the interventionTechnicalinspectionof vehicles in the country of intervention
Service usersRoadhaulers, bothdomesticandinternational, bothgoodsandpassangerTravel agenciesThrough forwarders and agencyes
SalesOrganized – viahaulerassociations
Freemarket- in each country by local contractual partners, distributorsPaypalInsurance companiesGas companiesInternational card companies
We have recently experienced multiple frauds through different forwarders agencies that have done significant damage for haulers and forwarders in the whole Europe. Methods for those frauds are very sophisticated and after financial transactions are finished, criminalsquickly shut down the company and change country of origin. That same organizations have committed frauds from Spain and France, and are currently operating from Greece. Police is helpless, since by the time they commit the crime, they are well out of their scope.
For that reason, solidarity of all haulers in Europe is necessary, so they could inform their colleagues and partners through the associations and web portals about suspicious activities.
For that reason, haulers from the region and the police officials should gather on a working meeting for bringing up the platform to prevent this type of organized criminal.
Quick exchange of information through the associations and specialized web portals is also crucial, to enable swift reaction to potential fraud.
Haulers through the Europe, especially in the southeast Europe, should, together with the union, work on the register of drivers. This would prevent employment of criminals and traffic violators. Representatives of Croatian drivers union agree with this initiative since it would preserve dignity of the profession. Register would have two levels of access – one publicly available, and second available on request of officials and employees. Register would be on the jurisdiction of Ministry of traffic, and all relevant authorities would update it as they get new information.