We’re back speaking of a very timely topic in our industry: the movement of trucks on public roads.
Until a few days ago the public roads were forbidden to forklift without registration (creating a substantial impairment companies) but, surprisingly, the Ministry has backtracked on the issue.
January 14, 2014 day the Ministry of infrastructure and transport announced an implementing decree which changes the art. subsection 114 2 of the highway code, which forbade the public road system to the forklift (we talked about in this post) decreeing that:
“Forklifts or tractors, carriers, not registered and without registration certificate as intended to operate primarily within factories, warehouses, stores, and airport areas, can make occasional and short road trips to empty or fully loaded.”
This Decree implements the measures taken within the framework of the law of December 23, 2013 145, going to restore provisions from the old Decree of 1989 on occasional crossings, thus eliminating the requirement of registration of forklift trucks. More info about trucks http://de.morellogiovanni.it
• Technical data sheet signed in original by the manufacturer
• Visual signalling devices and lighting
• Steering devices
• Braking devices
• Mirror Device
• Reflective Panels in red and white stripes
Thanks to Ailog and Assologistica
A great result so reached also thanks to the joint action of the two major industry associations – logistics Ailog and Assologistica – which are submitted to the Ministry of infrastructure and transport, complaining the heavy discomfort that that Decree was creating to Italian companies (and consequently to manufacturers).
We are very pleased that, after 8 long months of waiting, the companies and the manufacturers of forklifts can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
The previous decree
A 1989 Decree allowed the occasional movement of trucks on public roads, prior authorization and allocation of luminous devices and insurance coverage. The Dl 112/08 exceeded the previous decree but would have necessitated a new Dm.
The repeal of the decree and the absence of Dm, make the rules of the highway code without exception.
Circular No. 4041 could lead to review the incidents on the road or at work, by August 22, 2008, since that day in fact unlicensed carts were not allowed to circulate.
All businesses that use forklifts outside private space company, will have to adapt quickly as the legislation provides.