The Government should make longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, says the FTA.
By Andrew Overton, CEO of Connexas Group
New DfT training programme aims to support and upskill unemployed, veterans and re-offenders to take up a transport career.
£8m scheme aims to establish 150 pop-up advice centres across 10 countries, with messaging supported by a billboard and media advertising campaign.
Michael Ellis has announced that the Department for Transport would be reviewing the evidence for letting recovery operators use red flashing warning beacons
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has criticised the Government for not including commercial vans in new tyre safety standards.
The Government says that the new rules on tyres could come into force as early as 2020.
A failure to deliver safe, secure rest areas and address shortcomings in the apprenticeship levy are damaging efforts to tackle the driver shortage, truck associations have warned.
The Government has been accused of ignoring the freight industry, with no mention of HGVs in its ‘Future of Mobility Urban Strategy’ report.
Fleets are holding off procurement decisions on alternative fuel large vans because training is required to drive them and the Government hasn’t actually finalised the training course.
The Government is launching a consultation on options to ban older tyres from use on buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles and mini-buses.
Campaign for Better Transport has written to the Government raising its concerns about the intended roll out of longer lorries on local roads.
Fraikin has published an executive summary of the Government’s Road to Zero – the Department for Transport’s white paper.
Congestion and air quality could be improved if cargo bikes and electric vans were used for last-mile deliveries, according to the Government.
TruTac has announced that it will help operators manage Working Time Directive rules following the Department for Transport’s (DfT) rule revision.
Winners of the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition announced.
The DfT has agreed to work with MWheels to investigate ways in which the HGV Inspection Manual’s section on wheels can be enhanced to improve vehicle safety.
The RHA has said that Government plans to provide more parking does not “go far enough” in response to the DfT’s National Lorry Parking Survey.
TRL’s “world first” truck platooning team will take to the stage at the Microlise Transport Conference, on May 16, with updates on the trial.
The Government says that the cleanest lorries will pay less to use UK roads after it announced changes to the road user levy.