In Italy, the loading and unloading of goods in the trucking system is regulated by labor safety regulations and logistics and transportation laws.
In general, it is the responsibility of companies in ensuring that all loading and unloading activities are safe for workers and the goods being transported. This includes the requirement for exhaustive personnel training, preparation of procedures, and maintenance of lifting and loading equipment. In addition, regulators can conduct inspections to ensure that companies are complying with current regulations. So let’s find out how the loading and unloading of goods is regulated in Italy and what Art. 158 of the Highway Code.
Regulation of loading and unloading goods transport in Italy
The transportation of goods by road in Italy is subject to a series of rules and regulations to ensure the safe loading and unloading of goods. In this article we will explore the main provisions for loading and unloading goods on vehicles to help companies and drivers comply with regulations and prevent accidents and damage to goods.
First, it is important to know that companies are responsible for ensuring that all loading and unloading activities are safe for workers and transported goods. This may involve training personnel, setting up procedures, and maintaining lifting and loading equipment.
Regulatory authorities may conduct inspections to ensure that companies comply with current regulations.
Article 158 of the CoS specifies that goods must be loaded and unloaded in such a way that they do not obstruct the driver’s visibility, obstruct the movement of other cars, or protrude from the vehicle in a dangerous manner.
The article specifies that the goods must be loaded and unloaded at authorized and marked places, and otherwise the driver may be fined.
To ensure compliance with security and logistics regulations, it is important that companies and drivers take these regulations into account when loading and unloading goods.
Loading and unloading goods: article 158 of the Highway Code
Article 158 of the Highway Code concerns the provisions for loading and unloading of goods on vehicles. Specifically, the text stipulates that vehicles used for transporting goods must be loaded and unloaded in such a way as to ensure the stability of the car, avoiding damage to goods and preventing danger to people.
In addition, Article 158 of the CoS stipulates that goods must be loaded and unloaded in such a way that they do not obstruct the driver’s visibility, hinder the movement of other cars, or protrude from the vehicle in a dangerous manner.
The article specifies that goods must be loaded and unloaded in authorized and marked places, and otherwise the driver may be fined.
Prohibition of stopping and parking vehicles.
Article 158 prohibits the parking of vehicles under the following circumstances:
- Prohibited stopping and parking of vehicles at or near railroad or tramway tracks
- Prohibition of parking and unloading goods in tunnels, underpasses, under arches and arcades where there is poor visibility.
- You can never stop on speed bumps, curves and outside of built-up areas and on slip roads, even near them.
- Prohibition of parking and unloading of goods also stop at vertical traffic signals and traffic lights so as not to obscure their visibility to other motorists, as well as at horizontal pre-selection signals and along channelization lanes.
- Prohibition of off-road vehicle parking in intersection areas.
- No unloading of goods or parking near crosswalks, in bike lanes and on sidewalks unless otherwise marked.
- No parking at driveways, second row.
- It is forbidden to park in areas designated for the market or places designated for the parking of vehicles for disabled persons (in Art. 188) unless signs are posted with different indications.
In summary, Article 158 of the CoS establishes rules to ensure the safe loading and unloading of goods on vehicles to avoid damage to goods and danger to people and road traffic.
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