Freight transport and the environment in Belgium
In Belgium it is mandatory to have a 60 km sticker visible on the back of a truck.
An environmental zone (Low Emission Zone (LEZ)) was established in the Brussels-Capital Region in 2018. A paid day pass must be purchased for some vehicles.
Exceptions aside, it is no longer possible to drive into the center of Ghent with motorized vehicles, unless a permit has been obtained for this.
With effect from 1 February 2017, an environmental zoning is in force in Antwerp.
Trucks with EURO standard I, II and III can now only enter Antwerp's city center under certain conditions.
For more information see https://www.slimnaarantwerpen.be/nl/meer/slimme-kaart
Trucks with EURO standard III without a particulate filter can enter downtown all year round, but have to buy a ticket for € 30 per day per day.
Regulation and enforcement in Belgium
Immediate collection applies to violations in Belgium, payment must be made immediately.
The vehicle is seized in the event of an unpaid fine. Fines are not tender: € 250 for damaged tachograph discs, € 1000 for transhipment of less than 5%.
In Belgium, shippers, clients, and intermediaries who use Belgian freight carriers are both liable in the event of a violation.
Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR)
Collicare provides the logistics for your ADR class transport in Belgium, except class 1, 6.2 and 7.
Holidays in Belgium
There is no general driving ban on Sundays and public holidays.
Your transport in Belgium
can be influenced by the holidays.
This is an overview of the holidays in Belgium:
||New Year's Day
|12 en 13 april
|31 mei en 1 juni
||All Saints Day