Kraftverkehrsordnung für den Güterfernverkehr mit Kraftfahrzeugen, abbreviated as KVO, is the German term for the Federal Road Transport Regulations for Long-distance Goods Transport with Motor Vehicles. It is a set of regulations in Germany that govern the transportation of goods by road, particularly with respect to safety, vehicle maintenance, and driver qualifications.
The regulations address a wide range of concerns linked to long-distance road transport of commodities, such as maximum driving and rest intervals for drivers, vehicle and equipment standards, and hazardous goods transit rules. It also specifies the driver's, carrier's, and company's duties for regulatory compliance, paperwork, and reporting.
The Kraftverkehrsordnung is an important document for every company involved in the movement of goods by road in Germany, and it is critical that these requirements be understood and followed.