Between 1 July and 31 August 2013, restrictions are placed on heavy goods vehicle traffic in the Federal Republic of Germany. The ban applies to heavy goods vehicles with a maximum permissible weight of more than 7.5 tonnes as well as to trailers towed by heavy goods vehicles.
This ban is in force from 7.00 AM to 8.00 PM on all Saturdays between 1 July and 31 August 2013. This arrangement does not affect the driving ban applying to the entire road network on Sundays and public holidays between midnight and 10.00 PM.
In justified cases, the road traffic authorities of the federal states concerned may grant exemptions from these provisions. Exemptions for heavy goods vehicles entering the Federal Republic of Germany from a neighbouring state are issued by the competent German road traffic authority for the district where the border crossing point where the vehicle first enters the German territory is located.
The ban does not apply to:
1, Combined rail/road goods transport from the consignor to the nearest loading station or from the nearest station of unloading to the consignee.
2. Combined port/road goods transport between the point of loading or unloading and a port located within a maximum radius of 150 km (delivery or dispatch).
3. The transport of a) fresh milk and fresh dairy products, b) fresh meat and fresh meat products, c) fresh fish, live fish and fresh fish products, d) perishable fruit and vegetables,
4. Journeys with empty vehicles made in connection with journeys referred to above.
Drivers must carry the freight or accompanying documents for all goods loaded in the vehicle and present them to competent persons for inspection