Highways England has awarded a new supply contract to SsangYong, as it takes control of its fleet procurement.
Based in Thetford, Norfolk, the Dutch-owned company expects to be purchasing some 40-plus chassis per year from East Anglia Dealer Orwell Truck & Van.
Bespoke system will enable platooning of three DAF HGVs as part of £8.1 million trial, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England.
The Dartford tunnel saw its longest ever free-flow load pass through it recently when it was used to transport an enormous 41-metre-long footbridge.
Highways England and Blackwell, the earthworks contractor, have completed work on a short trial involving an autonomous dump truck (ADT) on the A14
Go Plant Fleet Services has now put more than 200 of its drivers through the Highways England Passport scheme.
The 70ft-long mobile barrier lorries were originally designed for military use to protect against roadside bombs.
Highways England is undertaking live tests of a technology that could help reduce commercial vehicles tyre failures by 75% on the country’s strategic road network (SRN).
Commercial vehicle drivers could be stopped by a Highways England Traffic Officer, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced.
A fleet of new look gritters will take to the road this winter following a multi-million pound investment by Highways England.
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.
Highways England has joined forces with the FTA to offer safety training for drivers who travel on smart motorways.
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.
John Maslen finds that less is more in the future of commercial fleet vehicles.
Highways England has urged UK motorists to avoid using the hard shoulder to undertake its gritters.
Nearly two thirds of the drivers who were stopped were illegally using a mobile phone while driving, putting themselves and others at risk.
Highways England will provide giant funnel bins at motorway service areas in a bid to tackle the North West’s litter.
Irresponsible drivers have been caught breaking the law and endangering lives in a new safety initiative.
The FTA would like Highways England to provide a better flow of information on forthcoming roadworks so that operators can plan ahead.
A consultation has been launched after a new tunnel was revealed as the preferred option for a new lower Thames crossing.