Longer lorries could hit UK roads from as early as next year after the Government gave the green light to the introduction of longer-semi trailers (LSTs).
TRL wants to hear from freight operators that could help contribute to the UK platooning trial.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a review into the future of the country’s traffic commissioners.
The Traffic Commissioners (TC) for Great Britain have published its annual report for 2020 to 2021.
The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched a consultation on proposals to help ease the chronic shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers.
The DfT has extended the temporary relaxation of drivers’ hours enforcement until October, due to the continued pressures on local and national supply chains.
The new funding round has been announced by the Energy Saving Trust and the Department for Transport (DfT).
Department for Transport (DfT) funding of £20 million has been announced to deliver a series of projects to help support the uptake of zero emission trucks.
A “handful” of BP petrol stations have been closed temporarily due to driver shortages impacting the delivery of fuel.
Ministers have unveiled a package of measures to tackle the HGV driver shortage and ease pressure on the sector.
The moves comes in the wake of Government plans to end the sale of new diesel HGVs by 2040.
Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales to alleviate “acute supply chain pressures”, says DfT.
The Energy Saving Trust, Zemo Partnership and the Department for Transport (DfT) have relaunched and revamped the Freight Portal.
Price, size, range and capacity are still barriers to uptake, according to operator responses.
New guidance has been published for fleets by the Government to minimise the risk of commercial vehicles being used in a terror attack.
Hauliers no longer need a Kent Access Permit to travel between the UK and the EU, Government says.
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.