Note: This app is aimed at professional users or truck and bus drivers who have signed a fee-based service contract with Green-Zones GmbH. For private users the free app "Green-Zones" is available on Google Play.
The challenges faced by commercial and logistics traffic, as well as by tourist bus traffic and public transport in Europe are increasing. When, where and how, what kind of environmental zones have been established in Europe and in which cities, which rules must be observed when entering?
Even if the driver knows all the rules and has the appropriate environmental badge, he cannot be sure that he will be allowed to enter the environmental zone. In more and more countries, weather-related tightening of entry and passage rules makes it almost impossible to plan a route, as an increasing number of highways in Europe are affected. As a consequence, some types of environmental zones make it almost unpredicatable as to whether and when the destinations of a journey will be reached.
For freight forwarders and courier vehicles, an unplanned delay or even the blocking of a temporary environmental zone for days represents an enormous risk, as very high fines are sometimes imposed and the continuation of the journey can either be delayed or completely open due to weather conditions.
In addition to drastic penalties such as the confiscation of vehicles, extremely unpleasant side effects can also occur, for example the cancellation of the cargo insurance or the loss of a customer relationship built up over the years.
The increasing number of environmental zones in cities, municipalities and highways represent an even greater challenge for international service buses and bus companies when organising package tours.
This is especially the case when the participants of travel groups do not reach their hotel in time or not at all, and completely new claims for damages can be made against the tour operator.
For this reason, Green-Zones has found a solution to the problems of the vehicle fleets which is available in three different versions. The following features support you and your drivers in your daily business:
• A detailed representation of all rules and exemptions of each environmental zone in Europe, for which a fee-based badge, vignette or registration is required.
• A geo-data based map system indicating the contours of all the environmental zones, including a zoom function.
• The daily information coming from the local authorities responsible for the environmental zone in order to know the rules and traffics bans planned for the next day.
• Reports of announcements from the authorities for temporary traffic restrictions in an environmental zone for the next day.