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    London’s Mayor urged to scrap ULEZ for a pay-per-mile scheme

    London’s Mayor urged to scrap ULEZ for a pay-per-mile scheme

    9/11/2021
    A research think tank is calling on the Mayor of London to scrap its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in favour of a pay-per-mile system. Nick Bowes, Centre for London chief executive, said: “A pay-per-mile road user charging scheme would improv...Discover more
    Industry reactions to the Autumn budget

    Industry reactions to the Autumn budget

    9/11/2021
    It was a budget that froze fuel duty, announced new ‘levelling-up’ infrastructure schemes, and confirmed continued funding for the switch to electric. Business organisation Logistic UK reacted by saying more improvements are required to ...Discover more
    Extension of cabotage will put more pressure on lorry parking

    Extension of cabotage will put more pressure on lorry parking

    9/11/2021
    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) said that it is “shocked and disappointed” by the Government proposal to allow foreign haulage companies to undertake unlimited work in the UK in two-week blocks. The RHA press release continues: &ldquo...Discover more
    Government to extend cabotage rights

    Government to extend cabotage rights

    9/11/2021
    More HGV deliveries could be made with temporary changes to ‘cabotage’ according to the Government. A 1-week consultation was opened in October to allow foreign operators that come into the country laden with goods to pick up and drop off...Discover more
    Industry lobbies against 2040 UK ban on new diesel trucks

    Industry lobbies against 2040 UK ban on new diesel trucks

    9/11/2021
    According to a Guardian report, several HGV manufacturers and operators are lobbying MPs behind the scenes to postpone the ban on sales of new diesel trucks. The automotive lobby group, the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), says pu...Discover more
    New battery site in Kent leads the way in future energy storage

    New battery site in Kent leads the way in future energy storage

    9/11/2021
    According to industry estimates, the UK needs up to 13GW of new electricity storage before 2030 to help meet net zero commitments. In a major step towards meeting those goals, Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, Wärtsilä, and EDF, has act...Discover more
    Green card insurance waived for UK drivers in EU

    Green card insurance waived for UK drivers in EU

    18/08/2021
    The haulage industry has welcomed news from the European Commission that they are waiving the obligation for UK drivers in the EU to carry a green card as proof of insurance cover abroad. The requirement was introduced during the Brexit transition pe...Discover more
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