Road transport

Rooskens Group offers road transport for both groupage and complete loads to and from all European destinations. We have specialists who are familiar with the customs and habits for every country.

Click on one of the countries below for more information about road transport to and from that country.

Austria

Austria

Transport to Austria is inextricably linked to driving in the Alps, entailing mountain passes and tunnels. Because Rooskens Group has competent employees and partners that are familiar with the country and the language of our customers, we excel. Closed mountain passes or tunnels won’t throw us off!

Our transport services to and from Austria are efficient and competitive. Through a dense network, you are assured of fast and reliable transport. Furthermore, we can offer you attractive rates. If you would like more information, feel free to request a quote or contact us.

 

General information for transport to Austria:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20% (foreign companies need to have their own VAT number);
  • Country code: +43;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Austria:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Easter, 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • Corpus Christi
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 26 October (National Holiday)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Austria:
There is a driving ban in Austria on all roads on Saturdays between 15:00h and 00:00h as well as on Sundays and public holidays between 00:00h and 22:00h for vehicles of more than 7,5 tons and road trains of more than 3,5 tons.

Belarus

Belarus

 Rooskens Group provides transport to various destinations in Belarus such as Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Vitebsk and Hrodna. Departures take place every week, and complete shipments can be loaded every day! The options for groupage, part loads and full loads apply to both export to and import from Belarus.

 

General information for transport to Belarus:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%;
  • Country code: +375;
  • Currency: Belarusian Ruble (BYR).

 

These are national holidays in Belarus:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 7 January (Orthodox Christmas)
  • 8 March (International Women’s Day)
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 9 May (Victory Day)
  • 3 July (Independence Day)
  • 7 November (October Revolution Day)
  • 25 December (Christmas)
  • Commemoration Day

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Belarus:
There is a driving ban in Belarus from the end of May until the end of August between 11:00h and 21:00h for vehicles with an axle load exceeding 6 tons per single axle, on all motorways where the temperature rises above 25°C. These vehicles are allowed to drive between 09:00h and 11:00h.

Belgium

Belgium

Apart from our specialization in the Netherlands and Germany, we also offer our services in Belgium. In order to completely cover our transport in Belgium with the fastest lead times, the highest quality and the best price, we work closely with a few selected partners. This partnership offers us the ability to provide transport from or to Belgium as you wish.

Our motivated and trained employees form the basis for all transports to Belgium and are happy to exchange ideas in order to solve your logistic problem for you. We will be your contact point at all times. Feel free to get in touch, so we can find the most efficient solution for your transport to/from Belgium or any other European countries .

 

General information for transport to Belgium:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 6%.
  • Country code: +32;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Belgium:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • 21 July (National Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 11 November (Armistice Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Belgium:

There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Belgium.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria

Transport from and to Bulgaria is one of the services for which you can turn to Rooskens Group. Bulgaria, like many eastern European countries, is fast-growing. The country is emerging as a market for both import and export, which means that traffic to and from Bulgaria is increasing. We’re happy to help you get all the formalities and documents in order. We drive to Sofia multiple times per week and drive regularly to other cities, such as Plovdiv, Varna and Burgas.

If you need transport to Bulgaria, feel free to request a quote. If you have special requests, such as a rush order, temperature controlled transport or recurring freight orders, please contact us.

 

General information for transport to Bulgaria:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%, reduced VAT rate: 9%;
  • Country code: +359;
  • Currency: Bulgarian Lev (BGN).

 

These are national holidays in Bulgaria:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 3 March (Liberation Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 6 May (Saint George’s Day)
  • 24 May (Saints Cyrial and Methodius Day)
  • 6 September (Unification Day)
  • 22 September (Independence Day)
  • 26 September (Rusev Day)
  • 1 November (National Awakening Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Bulgaria:

There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Bulgaria.

Croatia

Croatia

Rooskens Group provides transport to Croatia every day. We have a high-quality network of Croatian transporters that handle our loads with the greatest of care. Any destination in Croatia is possible and complete loads can be shipped daily. The possibilities for groupage, part loads and complete loads apply to both export to and import from Croatia.

 

General information for transport to Croatia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 25%, reduced VAT rate: 13%, or 5%;
  • Country code: +385;
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK).

 

These are national holidays in Croatia:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Corpus Christi
  • 22 June (Anti-Fascist Struggle Day)
  • 25 June (Statehood Day)
  • 5 August (Victory Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 8 November (Independence Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Croatia:
There is a driving ban in Croatia for vehicles of more than 7,5 tons/longer than 14 meters/with a maximum speed of 40km/h from mid-June until mid-September on Saturdays from 04:00h until 14:00h and on Sundays from 12:00h until 23:00h. There is also a driving ban on certain main roads the evening before a holiday from 15:00h until 23:00h and on holidays between 14:00h and 23:00h, sometimes also on Sundays.

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Rooskens Group has an outstanding network of high-quality Czech transporters that carry our loads with the greatest of care. We depart to various destinations in the Czech Republic, such as Prague, Olomouc, Brno, Ostrava and Ceske Budejovice. However, any destination is possible. We depart 2 or 3 times a week with our Czech groupage partners. Complete shipments can be loaded every day. The options for groupage, part loads and full loads apply for both export import from the Czech Republic.

 

General information for transport to Czech Republic:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 15% or 10%;
  • Country code: +420;
  • Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK).

 

These are national holidays in Czech Republic:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 8 May (Liberation Day)
  • 5 July (Saints Cyril and Methodius Day)
  • 6 July (Jan Hus Day)
  • 28 September (St. Wenceslas Day)
  • 28 October (Independence Day)
  • 17 November (Democracy Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Czech Republic:
There is a driving ban in the Czech Republic on Sundays and holidays for vehicles and road trains of more than 7,5 tons between 13:00h and 22:00h on motorways, international and trunk roads. In July and August, there is a driving ban on Fridays between 17:00h and 21:00h, on Saturdays between 07:00h and 13:00h and on Sundays between 13:00 and 22:00.

Denmark

Denmark

Rooskens Group is the freight forwarder you’re looking for when it comes to Denmark. We take care of transport to and from Aabenraa, Odense, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Arhus and many other places in Denmark for many valued customers. Through our specialization in transport to and from Scandinavia, we have become well-known in this market. Our short lines of communication make us able to offer very reliable, flexible and high-quality service concerning transport to and from Denmark.

 

Some characteristics of our transports to and from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland (Scandinavia):

  • Reliable, daily service with fast lead times;
  • 90% on-route delivery, so there are few transhipments and a minimal chance of damage;
  • Clear agreements and transparent service;
  • Efficient and flexible route planning;
  • The ability to track and trace with proof of delivery;
  • Customised solutions.

 

General information for transport to Denmark:

  • Regular VAT Rate: 25%
  • Country Code: +45
  • Currency: Danish Krone (DKK).

 

These are national holidays in Denmark:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • General Prayer Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Pentecost
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Denmark:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Denmark.

Estonia

Estonia

For a number of valued customers, we transport regular commodities from the Netherlands to Estonia. Special transport, ADR/IMO transport and temperature controlled transport to Estonia is available upon request. In order to allow your export/import business with Estonia to run as smoothly as possible, Rooskens Group offers daily departures, competitive rates and fast lead times to Tartu, Tallin, Harjumaa and many other places.

Feel free to request a quote without obligation! We will always try to offer you the best option in terms of transport.

 

General information for transport to Estonia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%, reduced VAT rate: 9%;
  • Country code: +372;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Estonia:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 24 February (Independence Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Pentecost
  • 23 June (Victory Day)
  • 24 June (Jaan’s Day)
  • 20 August (Day of Restoration of Independence)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Estonia:

There are no national driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Estonia. Dangerous goods are forbidden in Tallin during rush hours, from 07:00h to 09:00h and from 17:00h to 19:00h.

Finland

Finland

Rooskens Group provides transport to Finland for many valued customers with the help of our partners. We frequently go to Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Vantaa, Jyväskylä, Espoo and many other places. Our transport to and from Finland includes, among other things, wood, metal, food, chemicals and packing materials. Using our network, we can process import shipments quickly. This is a key success factor that allows us to arrange things locally and to provide your business contacts and recipients with their own local contact person if necessary.

Not only do we offer FTL and LTL services to and from Finland, but also storage and warehousing activities. Rooskens Group provides container transport (by sea or land) as well as air transport to Finland to be able to offer you the optimal service.

 

General information for transport to Finland:

  • Reguar VAT rate: 24%, reduced VAT rate: 14% or 10%;
  • Country code: +358;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Finland:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • Midsummer Day
  • All Saints’ Day
  • 6 December (Independence Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)
  • All Sundays

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Finland:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Finland.

France

France

For Rooskens Group, France is an important transport country. The organization of transport to and from France is very unique; taking into account the French culture and language, tolls, current laws and regulations, safety regulations, etcetera. Rooskens Group knows the culture and the local market of France like no other and has permanent partners with whom we’ve been doing business for years. That’s why business and transport in France is a piece of cake for us.

Some of our destinations are: Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Nice, Toulon, Toulouse, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Metz, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Orléans, Rennes, Rouen, Saint-Étienne, Straatsburg, Tours and Valenciennes.

 

General information for transport to France:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%, reduced VAT rate: 10%, 5.5% or 2.1%;
  • Country code: +33;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in France:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Easter, 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 8 May (Victory in Europe Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • 14 July (Bastille Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 11 November (Armistice Day)
  • 25 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in France:

For trucks with a maximum authorized mass (MAM) of more than 7.5 tons, there is a driving ban starting Saturday or the day preceding a holiday from 22:00h until the next day at 22:00h. Transport to Port de Calais without dangerous goods is an exception to this.

Germany

Germany

Germany is a very important export country for the Netherlands and Belgium. Therefore, Rooskens Group has specialized in transport from the Netherlands and Belgium to all of Germany.  Multiple trucks go to each federal republic in Germany every day. We have a lot of capacity in, for example, the ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Vlissingen and Gent. In addition, many trucks that go from England to Calais, Dunkirk, Oostende and Zeebrugge are then available to export to Germany. We keep in close contact with German transport companies from each region, so that we can offer you all kinds of possibilities. Through these contacts, we can also provide transport within Germany and arrange return freight from Germany, as well as providing freight services from Dutch and Belgian ports.

 

Additionally, our trucks are equipped with sufficient dunnage and each driver has access to safety equipment. We can provide you with the truck you need, ranging from tilt trailers, tautliners, coolers, containers, combi-trailers and mega-trailers with various heights. Our planners are happy to unburden you from arranging your transport, which includes temporary storage of goods, combining shipments, transferring to other modalities and all associated formalities. With Rooskens Group, your transport will be managed by your own personal contact; this ensures fast lines of communication. In case of doubt or whenever you have any questions, our planner will keep you informed about the progress of the transport.

 

General information for transport to Germany:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 7%;
  • Country code: +49;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Germany:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • 3 October (German Unity Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

These are Regional holidays in Germany:

  • 6 January
  • Rosenmontag
  • 15 June (Corpus Christi)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints Day)
  • Repentance Day

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Germany:
On holidays and Sundays, driving vehicles of more than 7,5 tons between 00:00 and 22:00 is not allowed in Germany.

Greece

Greece

Rooskens Group is the freight forwarder you’re looking for when it comes to transport to and from Greece. We provide various options, like transport via road, short sea, railway or a combination of these, depending on your wishes in terms of price, time and volume. With fixed departure and arrival dates, we offer optimal certainty at a favourable price. We guarantee your shipment will be delivered on time; three times a week, we depart for various destinations in Greece so that lead time is kept as short as possible.

 

Some characteristics of our transport to and from Greece:

  • Groupage, partial cargo transportation and complete shipments (LTL & FTL);
  • Express deliveries;
  • Partners with their own branches in Athens and Thessaloniki;
  • The supply of ships;
  • Offshore and energy logistics;
  • Transport of dangerous substances (ADR).

 

General information for transport to Greece:

  • Regular VAT rate: 24%, reduced VAT rate: 13% or 6%;
  • Country code: +30;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Greece:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Shrove Monday
  • 25 March (Annunciation/Independence Day)
  • Good Friday, Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Pentecost
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 28 October (Ochi Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Greece:

There is a general driving ban in Greece for vehicles of more than 1,5 tons gross weight on Sundays between 15:00h 21:00/22:00h in the outbound direction. During holidays, there are driving bans for trucks with a weight of more than 7.5 tons in some parts of Greece. Perishable goods are an exception to this.

Hungary

Hungary

Rooskens Group has provided transport for hundreds of partial and complete projects in Hungary for several years now. Every week, we depart for Hungary with a truck full of greenhouse equipment. Because of this, we closely follow developments in Hungary. There is a growing interest in automotive products, foods, agricultural chemicals and bulk. Plus, Hungary is more and more often seen as the logistical hub for transport to the Balkans and further. The strategically located Györ plays a big part in this for Rooskens Group.

If you’re looking for a groupage shipment to Hungary, you’re in the right place. If possible, we try to combine part loads to Hungary and Macedonia, to be able to offer you the best price. In addition, we meet market demands with an intermodal service. This service offers various return trips per week. Since Hungary has joined the EU, transport has become easier. However, your paperwork still needs to be in order, and for some transports, separate rules apply.

Feel free to request a quote without obligation, and we’ll quickly come up with a customised solution!

 

General information for transport to Hungary:

  • Regular VAT rate: 27%, reduced VAT rate: 18% or 5%;
  • Country code: +36;
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF).

 

These are national holidays in Hungary:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 15 March (National Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Pentecost
  • 20 August (State Foundation Day)
  • 23 October (National Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Hungary:
There is a driving ban on all roads between July 1st and August 31st on all Saturdays from 15:00h until Sundays 22:00h for trucks with a weight of more than 7,5 tons. There is also a driving ban on all Saturdays as well as the day before a public holiday from 22:00h until 22:00 the next day for trucks with a weight of more than 7,5 tons. This ban is not valid between November 4th and March 1st for vehicles with Euro 3 motor class or up in international traffic.

Italy

Italy

From 2007 on, Rooskens Group has provided transport to and from Italy. We consider it one of our specialisations, since we have taken the time to get to know the language and culture, which is very important in Italy. Being familiar with the Italian norms, habits and style of communication is a precondition for getting along with people. Our preparations have resulted in an outstanding relationship with our customers and partners in Italy.

 

Apart from traditional road transportation, Rooskens group is also well known in the area of intermodal transport. With daily departures, thanks to, among others, a train connection between the Benelux/Ruhr area and Italy, Rooskens Group offers the ability to transport heavy and/or large goods. The benefits of our intermodal transport are:

  • 29 tons load capacity;
  • Limited tolls;
  • Driving limitations play almost no role;
  • Congestion on the road network is avoided;
  • Eco-friendly;
  • Outstanding price-quality ratio;

 

General information for transport to Italy:

  • Regular VAT rate: 22%, reduced VAT rate: 10%, 5% or 4%;
  • Country code: +39;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Italy:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Easter
  • 25 April (Liberation Day)
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 2 June (Republic Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Italy:
There is a driving ban in Italy for vehicles and road trains of more than 7,5 tons on Sundays and holidays on all roads; on Sundays in the months of January-May, October-December from 09:00h until 22:00h, on Sundays in the months of June-September from 07:00h until 22:00h.

Ireland

Ireland

Ireland is an important trading partner to the Netherlands. Dutch exports to Ireland consist of chemical products, machines and transport materials. Ireland exports products from the same categories, as well as food and live animals. In recent years, Ireland has enjoyed fantastic economic growth which has also led to an export growth. Foreign companies find Ireland’s low wages, favorable tax rates and location premiums very attractive.

Rooskens Group conducts daily transportations throughout Ireland. We arrange transport to logistical centers such as Dublin and Belfast. We also provide daily courier and express services to Drogheda, Galway, Castlebar, Cork, Waterford, Shannon, Monaghan and Lifford, among other places.

 

Necessary documentation for transport to Ireland:

Ireland is a member of the EU, so a CMR (freight invoice) is sufficient.

 

General information for transport to Ireland:

  • Regular VAT rate: 23%, reduced VAT rate: 13.5%, 9% or 4.8%;
  • Country code: +353;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Ireland:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 17 March (Saint Patrick’s Day)
  • Easter
  • May Day
  • June Holiday
  • August Holiday
  • October Holiday
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Ireland:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Ireland.

Latvia

Latvia

If you need transport to the Baltic states, then you’re at the right place with Rooskens Group. Every two days, we depart for Latvia. Many of these transports are headed for the region around Riga, but Jelgava and Liepâja are regular destinations too. In any case, Rooskens Group is able to take your goods wherever you want within Europe. Feel free to ask about our competitive rates and lead times.

 

General information for transport to Latvia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 12%;
  • Country code: +371;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Latvia:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 4 May (Restoration of Independence Day)
  • Mother’s Day
  • 24 June (Midsummer Day)
  • 18 November (Proclamation Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Latvia:
There are no national driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Latvia. On most main roads in Riga there is a driving ban for all freight traffic of more than 5 tons between 07:00h until 10:00h and between 16:00h and 19:00h.

Lithuania

Lithuania

If you need transport to Lithuania, Rooskens Group is the freight forwarder youre looking for! Our partners are happy to take your goods, whether they are textiles or food, wood or paper, glass or steel products. We always make sure transport arrives at your destination quickly and without problems, whether in Vilnius, Kaunus, Klaipëda, Ðiauliai or other destinations. If possible or desired, we will try to combine shipments.

Feel free to ask about the possibilities, and we will try to find the best solution for you!

 

General information for transport to Lithuania:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 9% or 5%;
  • Country code: +370;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Lithuania:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 16 February (Restoration Day)
  • 11 March (Restoration of Independence Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • 24 June (Saint John’s Day)
  • 6 July (Statehood Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Lithuania:
There are no national driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Lithuania. On most main roads in Vilnius there is a driving ban for all freight traffic of more than 5 tons between 07:00h until 10:00h and between 16:00h and 19:00h.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Even though Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe, when it comes to transport, it cannot be overlooked. Luxembourg not only exports and imports, it is also an important transit country. Quite a few transports to and from France, southern Germany and Spain use Luxembourg’s excellent road network, and the cheap fuel prices are a big plus!

 

General information for transport to Luxembourg:

  • Regular VAT rate: 15%, reduced VAT rate: 6%;
  • Country code: +352;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR);
  • Maximum permitted transport dimensions and weight:
    – Height: 4m.
    – Width: 2,55m.
    – Weight: 44 tons.

 

General information for transport to Luxembourg:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • 23 June (National Holiday)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Luxembourg:
There is a driving ban for trucks of more than 7,5 tons on all roads to France from 21:30h on Saturdays or the evening before a public holiday until 21:45h the next day, as well as on all roads to Germany from 23:30h on Saturdays or the evening before a public holiday until 21:45h on the next day.

Moldavia

Moldavia

Rooskens Group provides transport to Moldovia. Of course, Rooskens Group can help you with this, for example by (partly) drawing up the documents. Apart from delivery to the customs terminal, door-to-door delivery is possible too in specific cases.

Feel free to ask about the possibilities, and we will try to find the best solution for you!

 

Required export documents for Moldovia:

  • Commercial invoice;
  • Ex-a (ED61);
  • CMR (freight invoice);
  • Packing list;
  • For non-commercial goods, specific documents/certificates may be needed.

 

General information for transport to Moldavia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%;
  • Country code: +373;
  • Currency: Moldovan Leu (MDL);
  • Maximum permitted transport dimensions and weight:
    – Height: 4m.
    – Width: 2,50m.
    – Weight: 40 tons.

 

These are national holidays in Moldavia:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 7/8 January (Orthodox Christmas)
  • 8 March (International Women’s Day)
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 9 May (Victory and Commemoration Day)
  • 27 August (Independence Day)
  • 31 August (National Language Day)
  • 25 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Moldavia:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Moldova.

Norway

Norway

Our transports to Northern Europe also take us to what is seen as the most developed country in the world: Norway. Special attention is needed for Scandinavia’s climatological and geographical circumstances. Rooskens Group is familiar with these distinctive features and takes them into account when it comes to transport, service and communication.

No matter the needs for your transport to Norway, Rooskens Group is happy to find the right logistic solution for you, whether your destination is Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger or Trondheim. Thanks to our extensive logistics network, we can cover every region in Norway. Feel free to ask about the possibilities and competitive rates!

 

General information for transport to Norway:

  • Regular VAT rate: 25%, reduced VAT rate: 15%, 11.1%, 10% or 8%;
  • Country code: +47;
  • Currency: Norwegian Krone (NOK).

 

These are national holidays in Norway:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 17 May (Constitution Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Norway:
There are no driving bans on Sundays and holidays in Norway.

Poland

Poland

Poland is becoming more and more popular in terms of transport. Unfortunately, the roads are not always high-quality. It is best to make sure your transport to and from Poland is conducted by a reliable transport company; and Rooskens Group is more than happy to be of service to you. We provide transports to Poland every day and have a high-grade network of specialised Polish transporters that meet our quality standards.

Are you in need of transport to or from Poland? Rooskens Group is the freight forwarder you’re looking for. We are familiar with every working method, system and road in this country. Hence, transportations to Poland are reliable, fast and adequate. Rush order are no problem, we will make sure your goods are delivered at short notice.

 

General information for transport to Poland:

  • Regular VAT rate: 23%, reduced VAT rate: 8% or 5%;
  • Country code: +48;
  • Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN).

 

These are national holidays in Poland:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 3 May (Constitution Day)
  • Pentecost
  • Corpus Christi
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 11 November (Independence Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Poland:
There is a driving ban in Poland for vehicles and road trains of more than 12 tons on all roads on the evening before a holiday between 18:00h and 22:00h as well as on holidays between 08:00h and 22:00h. There are some exceptions.

Portugal

Portugal

Rooskens Group has been collaborating with Portugese partners that resemble us since the 1990s. They are medium sized, service-oriented family companies just like us. Every week, they carry full loads from the Benelux to Portugal, while we have complete control, check the status of shipments and regularly measure their performances.
The hub of our Portugese agent is based right between the trade areas of Lisboa and Porto. From the Benelux, Portugese transporters conduct return shipments smaller than 3 pallets to those hubs. Shipments that are bigger than 3 pallets are delivered directly to customers in every Portugese region, including Madeira.

Intermodal transport
We offer various modalities for the transportation of, among other things, steel, iron, machines and petroleum products. Apart from road transport, rail and short sea transport from Rotterdam or Zeebrugge to Portugese ports are sustainable, favourable options. An additional advantage is that sea freight is allowed to weigh 27 tons, while road transport is restricted to a maximum weight of 24 tons.

 

General information for transport to Portugal:

  • Regular VAT rate: 23%, reduced VAT rate: 13% or 6%;
  • Country code: +351;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Portugal:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 25 April (Freedom Day)
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Corpus Christi
  • 10 June (Portugal Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 5 October (Republic Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 1 December (Restoration of Independence Day)
  • 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Portugal:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Portugal, except for a general driving ban for vehicles of more than 3,5 tons carrying dangerous goods.

Romania

Romania

Rooskens Group provides transport to Romania with the greatest care. With a high-quality network of Romanian transporters at our disposal, we conduct many shipments every day.  Romania’s port of Constanta is very important to the economy. About 60% of all export enters through this port. Rooskens Shipping provides weekly sailings to Contanta for all types of containers (e.g. 20”, 40”, 40” High Cube and Flatracks).

 

General information for transport to Romania:

  • Regular VAT rate: 19%, reduced VAT rate: 9% or 5%;
  • Country code: +40;
  • Currency: Romanian Leu (ROM).

 

These are national holidays in Romania:

  • 1/2 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 24 January (Union Day)
  • Orthodox Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 1 June (Children’s Day)
  • Pentecost
  • 15 August (Dormition of the Theotokos)
  • 30 November (St. Andrew’s Day)
  • 1 December (National Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Romania:
There is a driving ban in Romania for vehicles of more than 7,5 tons on the DN1 (E60), sections Otopeni – Ploiesti and Ploiesti – Brasov in both directions: on Mondays until Thursdays between 06:00h and 22:00 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 00:00h and 24:00h. There are various driving bans on holidays as well as on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during summer.

Russia

Russia

Rooskens Group provides transport to Russia, which is an important export country. The main export products are vegetables and fruit, paper and cardboard, various specialized machines and machine parts, vehicles for road transportation and chemical products.  Besides regular road transport to Russia, Rooskens Group also offers transport by railways and seaways. Combining different modalities (intermodal transport) is possible too. Rooskens Shipping provides weekly departures to, among others, St. Petersburg for all types of containers (e.g. 20”, 40”, 40” High Cube and Flatracks). Feel free to ask about our customised solutions.

 

Required documents for shipments to Russia:

  • Commercial invoice;
  • CMR (freight invoice);
  • Packing list;
  • Freight letter;
  • CIM or SMGS (International Railway freight letter) for train freight;
  • Bill of lading for sea freight.

 

Documents should be written in English, German or Russian. Of course, Rooskens Group (or Twentepoort Logistiek) can help you with this, for example by (partly) drawing up the documents. Apart from delivery to the customs terminal, door-to-door delivery is possible too in specific cases.

 

General information for transport to Russia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 18%, reduced VAT rate: 10%;
  • Country code: +7;
  • Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB).

 

These are national holidays in Russia:

  • 1-8 January (New Year’s Holiday)
  • 7 January (Orthodox Christmas)
  • 23 February (Defender of the Fatherland Day)
  • 8 March (International Women’s Day)
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 9 May (Victory Day)
  • 12 June (Russia Day)
  • 3/4 November (Unity Day)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Russia:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Russia.

Scotland

Scotland

Rooskens Group provides daily transport to and from Scotland, with any destination within this country as a possible option. The EU Member State is a former kingdom and forms the United Kingdom with England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The country mainly lives on petroleum extraction in the North Sea, fishing and the textile industry. But modern technology, whiskey and tourism are important sources of revenue.

We arrange your transport to logistics centers like Edinburgh and Glasgow. In addition, there are daily courier services including Dundee, Aberdeen, Iverness, Skye, Paisley, and more. Scotland has a good road and rail network and four international airports, namely Edinburg, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Prestwick.

 

Required documentation:

  • CMR freight letter.

 

General information for transport to Scotland:

  • 20% standard VAT rate and 5% reducted VAT rate
  • Country Code: +44
  • Currency: English Pound (Pound Sterling)
  • Transit times for FTL: 2 days, LTL: 3 days. Delivery time can be determined in consultation. Register on day A until 14:00h, pick up on day B.

 

These are national holidays in Scotland:

  • 1 January (New Years’s Day)
  • 4 January (Nes Years Holiday)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 3 May (Early May Banki Holiday)
  • 1 May (May Day)
  • 29 May (National holiday)
  • 7 August (Summer Bank Holiday)
  • 30 November (St. Andrew’s Day)

 

Driving bans for transport in Scotland:

Please inform the possibilities and rates without obligation.

Spain

Spain

Rooskens Group transports FTL and LTL to and from Spain. The most important commercial and industrial centers of Spain are Madrid and Barcelona, where the hubs of our subcontractors are located. Shipments of 3 or more pallets are delivered directly to your Spanish customers. The distribution of shipments smaller than 3 pallets runs via hubs, just like shipments to the Balearic and Canary Islands. We collaborate with many Spanish partners: medium sized, service-oriented family companies like Rooskens Group. Every week, they carry full loads from the Benelux and Germany to Spain, while we have complete control, check the status of shipments and regularly measure their performances.

 

Intermodal transport

Depending on the desired lead time, we transport your goods by truck, train or boat. The geographical location and Spanish infrastructure are very suitable for both road and intermodal transport. More than 75% of transport happens via roads, but with 15,000 kilometers worth of railways and the ports of Bilbao and Barcelona, rail and sea transport are sustainable and favourable options.

 

General information for transport to Spain:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 10% or 4%;
  • Country code: +34;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Spain:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Good Friday
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 12 October (National Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 6 December (Constitution Day)
  • 8 December (Immaculate Conception)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Spain:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Spain. There might be regional driving bans and driving bans concerning the transport of dangerous goods.

Slovenia

Slovenia

Slovenia is a country with a thriving economy. Rooskens Group has definitely noted that: the export market is growing, with Germany, Austria and France being the most important trading partners. We provide transports to Slovenia every day with help of various permanent partners. They know this small, richly forested and mountainous area very well and excellent connections ensure that your transport runs flawlessly. From a single pallet to full trailers, from import to export – we offer a suitable solution at a competitive rate.

 

General information for transport to Slovenia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 22%, reduced VAT rate: 9.5%;
  • Country code: +386;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Slovenia:

  • 1/2 January (New Year)
  • 8 February (Preseren Day)
  • Easter
  • 27 April (Day of Uprising)
  • 1/2 May (Labour Day)
  • Pentecost
  • 25 June (Statehood Day)
  • 15 August (Assumption Day)
  • 31 October (Reformation Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Slovenia:
There is a driving ban in Slovenia for vehicles and road trains of more than 7,5 tons on Sundays, holidays and non-workdays between 08:00h and 21:00h on certain road sections. There is also a driving ban for vehicles and road trains of more than 7,5 tons between the last weekend of June and the first weekend of September (Saturdays 08:00h-13:00h or 06:00h-16:00h, Sundays/holidays/non-workdays 08:00h-21:00h or 08:00h-22:00h) on certain road sections.

Slowakia

Slowakia

Unlike in the past, doing business in Slovakia nowadays is not only easy, but also appealing. Slovakia is located in Central Europe, the economy is growing, wages are low, and the professional population is well educated. With a rising demand for transport to and from Slovakia, Rooskens Group has noticed that entrepreneurs are discovering these benefits and want to take advantage of the opportunities. Are you one of them? Rooskens Group is happy to take care of you transport to and from Slovakia!

 

General information for transport to Slovakia:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%, reduced VAT rate: 10%;
  • Country code: +421;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in Slovakia:

  • 1 January (Establishment of the Republic Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • 8 May (Victory Day)
  • 5 July (Saints Cyril and Methodius Day)
  • 29 August (National Uprising)
  • 1 September (Constitution Day)
  • 15 September (Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows Day)
  • 1 November (All Saints’ Day)
  • 17 November (Democracy Day)
  • 25 and 26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Slovakia:

There is a driving ban in Slovakia on Sundays and holidays between 00:00h and 22:00h for vehicles of more than 7,5 tons and for road trains of more than 3,5 tons on motorways, international routes and trunk roads.

Sweden

Sweden

Rooskens Group provides transport to and from Sweden every week, including Malmö, Helsinborg, Stockholm, Goteborg, Jönköping and many other places. We carry regular trade goods from the Netherlands to Sweden, among other things. In order for your transport to run as smoothly as possible, Rooskens Group guarantees daily departures, fast lead times, competitive rates and high-quality service.

 

Trailers go from the loading address to the ferry directly and are shipped as a complete unit, including the driver. Unloading will happen at the destination. This method guarantees a continuous supervision of your goods and the shortest possible transit time.  Our method is based on long-term partnerships and trust and our employees are familiar with the laws and customs of every country we provide transport for. Furthermore, you will be relieved of as many concerns as possible. We provide up to date information on your transport if necessary, and lines of communication are kept short. Feel free to request a quote or ask about our competitive rates!

 

The services that Rooskens Group provides for Swedish transport are:

  • FTL, complete loads;
  • LTL, groupage and part loads;
  • Express services;
  • Courier services.

 

General information for transport to Sweden:

  • Regular VAT rate: 25%, reduced VAT rate: 12% or 6%;
  • Country code: +46;
  • Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK).

 

These are national holidays in Sweden:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 6 January (Three Kings’ Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • 1 May (Labour Day)
  • Ascension Day
  • 6 June (National Day)
  • Midsummer’s Day
  • All Saints’ Day
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Sweden:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Sweden.

Switzerland

Switzerland

One of the core business activities of Rooskens Group is transport to and from Switzerland. These transports require specialization when it comes to, for example, drawing up export and import documents and declaring goods. By educating and training our employees, we are able to anticipate developments in Swiss transportation. Therefore, we know exactly what requirements have to be met. Rooskens Group provides transport to all regions in Switzerland.
In addition, we offer high-quality service with a personal approach.

 

General information for transport to Switzerland:

  • Regular VAT rate: 8%, reduced VAT rate: 2.5% or 3.8%;
  • Country code: +41;
  • Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF).

 

These are national holidays in Switzerland:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • 1 August (National Day)
  • Thanksgiving Repentence and Prayer Day
  • 25/26 December (Christmas)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Switzerland:
There is a driving ban in Switzerland for vehicles of more than 3,5 tons and for road trains of more than 5 tons on Sundays and holidays between 00:00h and 24:00, and during the night between 22:00h and 05:00h.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

As an international freight forwarder, the Netherlands is a significant pillar to our services. Because it is an important transit country, Rooskens Group provides many transports from, among others, the ports of Rotterdam and Vlissingen to the hinterland (including Germany). We also have many selected distribution transporters that help us provide groupage shipments within the Netherlands.

 

In addition, Rooskens group collaborates with Dutch partners from every province that need transport from northern France and Belgium to their ‘homes’. Because their trucks come from Great Britain, we are able to offer competitive prices for transports to the Netherlands. Another pillar consists of import shipments from all over Europe. Rooskens Group is specialised in these kinds of shipments from Germany to the Netherlands, for full loads and part loads. Because of our complete national coverage and collaboration with permanent loading partners, we are able to process import shipments quickly.

 

If you regularly have full loads or part loads from Germany, please contact us for a fair offer. Fellow transporters can rely on Rooskens Group for return freights from Germany too. We offer you a reliable contact point and guarantee a fast and accurate handling of your transport.


General information for transport to The Netherlands:

  • Regular VAT rate: 21%, reduced VAT rate: 6%;
  • Country code: +31;
  • Currency: Euro (EUR).

 

These are national holidays in The Netherlands:

  • January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • April 27 (King’s Day)
  • May 1 (Ascension)
  • May 5 (Liberation Day)
  • May 20 and 21 (Pentecost)
  • December 25 and 26 (Christmas)
  • December 31 (New Year’s)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in The Netherlands:
There are no driving bans on Sundays and holidays in the Netherlands.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

All of Europe is an important export market for the United Kingdom. At the same time, many goods from the Netherlands, Belgium and other countries on the mainland are imported to this country. The days when transport to and from Great Britain/The United Kingdom was only possible via sea or air are long gone. Today, the possibilities include sea, air and road, due to the Channel Tunnel. Rooskens Group takes advantage of these options. Our transports to the United Kingdom either use the Channel Tunnel (Calais – Folkestone) or the ferry services from Hoek van Holland – Harwich, Rotterdam – Hull or Calais – Dover.

 

General information for transport to England:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%, reduced VAT rate: 5%;
  • Country code: +44;
  • Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • Transit times for FTL: 2 days, LTL: 3 days. Time delivery is possible  in consulutions. Register on day A until 14:00h, pick up on day B.

 

These are national holidays in England:

  • 1/2/3 January (New Year’s Day)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • May Day
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Late Summer Bank Holiday
  • 25/26/27/28 December (Christmas)

 

These are regional holidays in England:

  • 17/18/19 March (Saint Patrick’s Day)
  • 12/13/14 July (Battle of the Boyne)

 

Holidays without a date change every

 

Driving bans for transport in England:

There are no national driving bans in the United Kingdom.

Ukraine

Ukraine

Only a few transport companies provide transport to and from Ukraine. Rooskens Group is one of them. As an honest partner, we help you exploit your growth opportunities. We know Ukraine to be a country with an extensive sales market and various promosing sectors. If you have any questions about transport to and from Ukraine, feel free to contact us. We gladly offer you a quote for both road and sea transports.

Export documents for Ukraine
Export goods to Ukraine need to be enlisted at customs through a preliminary declaration (usually not necessary when transported by train). Clearance is possible on the border or at the final destination. Twentepoort Logistiek is able to help you with this.

 

General information for transport to Ukraine:

  • Regular VAT rate: 20%;
  • Country code: +380;
  • Currency: Ukranian Hryvnia (UAH);
  • Maximum permitted transport dimensions and weight:
    – Height: 4m.
    – Width: 2,50m.
    – Weight: 40 tons.

 

General information for transport to Ukraine:

  • 1 January (New Year’s Day)
  • 7 January (Orthodox Christmas)
  • 8 March (International Women’s Day)
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Orthodox Pentecost
  • 1 + 2 May (Labour Day)
  • 9 May (Victory Day)
  • 28 June (Constitution Day)
  • 24 August (Independence Day)
  • 14 October (Defender of Ukraine Day)

 

Holidays without a date change every year.

 

Driving bans for transport in Ukraine:
There are no driving bans on Sundays or holidays in Ukraine.