GN Transport is according to our insurance company, one of the carriers who has had the lowest number of freight damages in the past few years.
We would nonetheless like to be sure that our customers receive the correct compensation in the event of a damage occuring during a shipment. According to the general transport conditions stated in NSAB 2000, the compensation is limited to around € 10 per kg.
We therefore recommend customers with high-value products to subscribe an extra insurance with their own insurance company.
All goods that are stored in our terminals are insured according to NSAB 2000. However, this general insurance does not cover water damages, fire or theft, which must be covered by the customers' insurance.
In January 2005, Germany introduced a new tariff system on 12000 km of their motorway for all vehicles with a permitted transport weight of > 12 tons. This new system called LKW-Maut, is a form of tax that the German Government applies on trucks over 3.5 tons and is based on the distance in kilometers traveled, number of axles and emissions.
road tax expenses increased by almost 10% from 12.4 cents per kilometer to 13.5 cents. The decision was taken by the German Parliament on the initiator of the Transport Ministry.
another increase was announced. Current tariff cost is between EUR 0,141 and € 0,288 per axle and emissions.
the Maut is estimated to be raised again.
the new Eurovignette directive is inserted in all EU countries. All freight vehicles from 3.5 tons (allowed weight) will pay customs fees.
The German government has decided to expand the German road tax to an extended road network. The tax increase is based on which type of vehicle you are driving. What matters will be the number of axles on the vehicle in combination with the environmental rating of the engine.