The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has voiced ‘serious concerns’ over proposed changes to the UK’s Highway Code saying it’s a frightening and irresponsible policy.
The UK government is making plans to amend the Highway Code, the rules that govern British roads. Some of the changes include rules that prioritise cyclists and pedestrians over motorists.
Recent analysis by IHS Markit, the production of commercial vehicles globally is down 22% to 2.6 million units compared to 2019.
The research showed that 32% of adults who had sustained a serious injury (broken bones or spinal damage) had done so in a road accident.
Between June 2019 and April 2020, 9,576 incidents of building or construction items blocking roads were reported.
A runaway tyre that smashed into a truck on the UK’s M42 has prompted calls for better road safety.
Renault Trucks has launched a 26-tonne fully electric truck which is headed for the UK market. The Renault D Wide ZE will be the first zero emission vehicle from Renault for the UK.
Activity in the UK trucking industry is getting back to pre-coronavirus levels, but recovery is slower than its European counterparts.