This news has been little reported in the media but in April 2014 the German cabinet in Berlin approved a draft bill which will introduce a national minimum wage across German territory. The minimum wage is something the UK has already had for several years. But something such as this, happening in Germany affects the UK transport industry and freight drivers in general.
You may have passed a test which entitles you to drive a car or van unaccompanied, but if you want to progress to driving something larger such as a rigid or articulated vehicle, you're likely to have to take an enhanced test.
These are top tips applicable for freight operators in general, including couriers, haulage companies, truck, van, & lorry drivers, when driving abroad: In addition to ensuring the road worthiness of a vehicle the following points are worthy of consideration to ensure trips are trouble free: