EU

LNG trucks as bad as diesel for the climate, researchers say

With growing numbers of hauliers looking to switch to liquid natural gas (LNG) trucks, researchers say they are as bad for the environment as diesel trucks are. Leading clean transport campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) says that LNG lorries are a ‘dead-end’ for cutting climate emissions and emit more cancer-causing particles than manufacturers claim. The group commissioned independent on-road tests and say that only zero-emissions trucks, such as battery-electric vehicles, should be supported by lawmakers. It called for gas fuelling stations to be kicked out of EU fuel infrastructure targets and generous government subsidies for LNG trucks in all EU countries should be ended. Iveco S-Way LNG emits more greenhouse gases than its diesel truck The research found...[Read More]

Government lifts foreign haulier cabotage rules

The government has lifted foreign haulier cabotage rules on how many deliveries they can make while in the UK.

2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Misano Preview

The 2021 FIA European Truck Racing Championship heads to Italy and the Misano Circuit for the final round of this season’s championship on the 16th and 17th October 2021.

Advice for recruiting new HGV drivers revealed

Logistics UK has published a guide to helping fund and recruit HGV drivers.

Logistics UK urges government to introduce temporary driver visas

Logistics UK says the country's HGV driver shortage can be helped if the government introduces temporary driver visas.

UK hauliers mulling a move to EU to beat driver shortage

A survey has revealed that 56% of the UK's hauliers are looking at moving to the EU to combat driver shortages and admin issues.

Does EU border truck driver traffic tell the whole story?

Despite the concerns about post-Brexit delays at Dover, most truck drivers are border ready.

Brexit talks could stall over commercial vehicles’ EU access

It is reported that the EU is reluctant to agree to British demands for UK truckers to be able to work extensively across the bloc once the transition period ends in December.

Better working conditions for truck drivers? The reality

New EU rules on road transport aim to create better working conditions for truck drivers and ensure fair competition within the trucking industry. That all sounds great in theory, but what about the reality?

Slower recovery for UK haulage industry than European neighbours

Activity in the UK trucking industry is getting back to pre-coronavirus levels, but recovery is slower than its European counterparts.

EU trucking market set for €63 billion coronavirus loss

A new report suggests that revenue from road freight in Europe could drop by as much as €63 billion in 2020 as a result of the impact of coronavirus.

EU trucking reforms signed off with no amendments

Updates to EU trucking rules have been signed off by members of the European Parliament without the proposed amendments. A number of central and eastern European countries had been pushing for amendments to the reform package, but their pleas have been rejected.