Logistics UK

Government unveils £200 million boost for zero-emission HGVs

The UK government has unveiled a £200 million project to launch the world's largest fleet of zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Calls for Government to help hauliers struggling with fuel prices

Rising fuel prices have led to calls for Government help for hauliers.

Hundreds of new HGV drivers set to enter workforce

Hundreds of new HGV drivers set to enter workforce with Driver Academy Group training.

HGV operators can use aerodynamic features to reduce fuel consumption

The government has unveiled changes to legislation that will make HGVs more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient. The move will see HGV operators able to use longer cabs and aerodynamic features to help improve emissions and reduce fuel consumption. The new regulations have now come into effect and enable haulage companies to choose vehicles that have aerodynamic features fitted on the rear of the vehicle. They can also now use elongated cabs to reduce their fuel bill. HGV aerodynamic improvements could lead to fuel savings The government points to a 2013 study that estimated that HGV aerodynamic improvements could lead to fuel savings of between 7% and 15%. The new regulations have been brought into force as the government aims to deliver its promise to ‘build back greener...[Read More]

New checks will worsen border delays, say MPs

Planned new UK border checks will worsen traffic queues without Government action, MPs have warned.

Hauliers must be consulted over road pricing plans

Road haulage firms must be consulted about Government plans for a road pricing scheme, Logistics UK says.

Van safety standards soar thanks to excellence scheme

Standards of van safety soar thanks to Logistics UK's Van Excellence scheme.

Transport for London unveil Congestion Charge changes

TfL has announced changes to the Congestion Charge to support long term traffic reduction but have removed the fleet autopay discount.

Logistics UK ‘optimistic’ that driver shortage is easing

Logistics UK says they are optimistic that the country's HGV driver shortage is easing.

Europe’s biggest truckstop opens in Kent

The biggest truckstop in Europe has opened in Kent and is able to take up to 650 lorries.

Road freight cabotage rule change will affect lorry parking

Relaxing road haulage cabotage rules will lead to more foreign lorries parking up in lay-bys for rest periods, Logistics UK warns.

Visas for foreign HGV drivers extended

The Government has extended the length of visas for foreign HGV drivers to work in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.