The UK government has unveiled a £200 million project to launch the world's largest fleet of zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
Rising fuel prices have led to calls for Government help for hauliers.
Hundreds of new HGV drivers set to enter workforce with Driver Academy Group training.
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]
Road haulage firms must be consulted about Government plans for a road pricing scheme, Logistics UK says.
TfL has announced changes to the Congestion Charge to support long term traffic reduction but have removed the fleet autopay discount.
Logistics UK says they are optimistic that the country's HGV driver shortage is easing.
Relaxing road haulage cabotage rules will lead to more foreign lorries parking up in lay-bys for rest periods, Logistics UK warns.