In contrast to other means of transport (rail, for example), the road transport network is flexible and in some cases is the simpler option for transporting goods. Using roads instead of rail or waterways can, however, lead to considerable road traffic congestion.
In order to ensure supply when there are shortages, exemptions to Sunday and night driving restrictions can be temporarily granted to some road transport companies so that they can transport essential goods. The road transport companies must apply in advance to the FONES’ Logistics Division to confirm the necessity of this measure.
This measure is founded on the legal provisions issued by the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) and is closely coordinated with this office.