In the event of a supply shortage of essential goods, it may be necessary to temporarily increase transport capacities on the roads. To this end, the NES has prepared three measures:
- Temporary exemptions from the Sunday and night driving ban for heavy motor vehicles
- Temporary flexibilisation of the deployment possibilities of professional drivers by extending driving times and shortening rest periods
- Temporary use of the total permitted weight for trucks and trailers for the transport of goods
In order for road transport companies to be allowed to make use of these three measures, the Logistics Division must first confirm the necessity and the interest of the national economy supply in the transports.
These measures are based on the legal foundations of the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) and are carried out in close coordination with the Logistics Division.