Hauliers arriving in England from abroad from April 6, will need to take a Covid-19 test if they are staying for more than two days, the Government has announced.
Switching HGVs to gas fuels, including biomethane, bio-compressed natural gas (CNG), and hydrogen, could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 38% by 2030.
The Government has been criticised for cutting the plug-in van and truck grants just as commercial operators begin deploying electric vehicles (EVs).
Commercial fleets which operate around 2,600 vehicles with longer semi-trailers (LSTs) have saved 33.5 million miles and 48,000 tonnes of CO2.
The outgoing head of the DVSA, Gareth Llewellyn, has called for traffic commissioners to be scrapped and HGV inspections to be overhauled.
The Government is calling on local authorities to stock up on salt and grit this winter, while bolstering Highways England’s fleet of gritters.
A growing number of fleets are starting to make the switch to plug-in vehicles, according to data published by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Government launches consultations to make longer and heavier trucks a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads.
Just over a third of GB-based vans travelled regionally (34%), 14% travelled nationally and 1% internationally on a typical day.
Roadmap needs to be rolled out successfully to allow self-driving vehicles to operate.
The Government is being urged to develop a ‘masterplan’ that will enable the decarbonisation of transport, including vans and trucks.
Drivers caught on camera, ignoring parking and loading restrictions on new cycleways, will be sent a fine by post.
The temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules, introduced at the start of the coronavirus crisis, will end after Sunday (June 14).
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging Government to follow through on its promise to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers.
The Department For Transport (DfT) has announced the temporary removal of the routine D4 medical for truck and bus drivers.
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.