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     Government backs infrastructure for air taxis

    Government backs infrastructure for air taxis

    22/06/2021
    Get ready to see vertical take-off and landing aircraft in our skies soon. Known as ‘eVTOL’, the aircraft can be manned or unmanned and currently use electric power. ‘Air roads’ are planned to enable people and cargo to travel...Read more
    Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel-cell truck

    Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel-cell truck

    22/06/2021
    Daimler Trucks begins rigorous testing of its fuel-cell truck •              First enhanced prototype of the Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck on the test track since late April •&n...Read more
    Drivers urged to prepare for expansion of ULEZ across London

    Drivers urged to prepare for expansion of ULEZ across London

    22/06/2021
    Having won a second term as mayor, Sadiq Khan has confirmed that London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded this autumn. The updated zone is to be 18 times larger than the compact city centre area currently in force. From 25 Oct...Read more
    HGV drivers face revised penalties for people smuggling

    HGV drivers face revised penalties for people smuggling

    22/06/2021
    Responsible hauliers and drivers who are unwitting victims of people-smuggling gangs should not be penalised if all precautions have been taken to protect their vehicles, according to Logistics UK.  Logistics UK strongly opposes the government&...Read more
    More than a thousand stolen catalytic converters recovered in police operation

    More than a thousand stolen catalytic converters recovered in police operation

    22/06/2021
    Police have recovered more than 1,000 stolen catalytic converters and arrested more than 50 criminals in a UK-wide crackdown on theft of the exhaust emission control devices. British Transport Police (BTP) coordinated the operation – codenamed...Read more
    Undeclared health conditions which invalidate insurance

    Undeclared health conditions which invalidate insurance

    12/04/2021
    Many drivers are unaware that if they develop a health condition that could affect their driving, they need to declare it to the DVLA and their insurance provider. Drivers over 70 are generally familiar with the regulations, because they must reappl...Read more
    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers

    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers

    12/04/2021
    COVID-19 Rules for Safer Practice for International Hauliers The Government has issued updated rules for international hauliers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance covers issues such as: •        ...Read more
    New ultra-fast charging hubs to roll out across the UK

    New ultra-fast charging hubs to roll out across the UK

    12/04/2021
    Chargemaster (bp pulse), one of the largest electric vehicle charging companies in the UK, has announced expansion plans for its ultra-fast charging infrastructure across the UK, in partnership with The Electric Vehicle Network (EVN). This national ...Read more
    £32 million funding for next generation trucks

    £32 million funding for next generation trucks

    12/04/2021
    A new centre of technology for electric HGV powertrain is being established in Wales. The Government has injected almost £32 million of funding into developing electric propulsion systems for heavy goods vehicles. The project in Cwmbran, Wales...Read more
    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.

    The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has once again retained the Large Van of the Year honour at the Great British Fleet Awards.

    12/04/2021
    John Kendall, Van Fleet World Editor and one of the judges for the Great British Fleet Awards, said: “The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter remains a firm favourite with fleet buyers thanks to its available combination of three roof heights and four lengt...Read more
     Funding to fix equivalent of 10 million potholes

    Funding to fix equivalent of 10 million potholes

    9/03/2021
    The equivalent of 10 million potholes could be filled in by Councils across England with their allocated share of £500 million for highways maintenance. It is the second of 5 equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund. Transp...Read more
    Logistics UK welcomes electric charging at home for van drivers

    Logistics UK welcomes electric charging at home for van drivers

    9/03/2021
    Business organisation Logistics UK has welcomed the Government’s £50 million boost for electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints for those in leasehold and rented accommodation, as well as the expansion of the Workplace Charging Scheme for small...Read more
    British Gas to switch 11,500 vehicles to electric by 2025

    British Gas to switch 11,500 vehicles to electric by 2025

    9/03/2021
    In one of the biggest switches to electric vehicles by a company so far, British Gas has ordered 2,000 new electric vans and plans to fully electrify its fleet by 2025. The company, owned by Centrica, runs the third-biggest van fleet in the UK, and ...Read more
    Government faces legal challenge over road building policy

    Government faces legal challenge over road building policy

    9/03/2021
    The Department for Transport’s £27billion programme to expand England’s road network, including projects such as the Stonehenge tunnel, the A46 Newark bypass and the Lower Thames Crossing, has been criticised for being out of line w...Read more
    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    235,000 haulier tests completed and new rules for entering France

    9/03/2021
    The government is reminding HGV drivers to get tested for COVID-19 early in their journey at one of 37 UK haulier advice sites providing tests. The French government has recently changed the testing arrangements facing hauliers looking to travel fro...Read more
    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    Robert Veit announced as new Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK

    9/03/2021
    Robert Veit, currently Vice President and Managing Director Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz Vans USA, will take over the position as Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Vans UK as of 01 May 2021. Robert started his career in 1995 as a member of ...Read more
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success

    5/03/2021
    Mercedes-Benz trucks and Sparshatt’s back-up are key ingredients in Cook’s recipe for success Award-winning manufacturer and retailer Cook has responded to surging demand for its premium quality frozen ready meals by adding another Merce...Read more
    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    With Mercedes-Benz Trucks, the best just keeps getting better

    7/12/2020
    The announcement last month of a new emergency stop function designed to further increase the safety of its ground-breaking Active Drive Assist technology has underlined once again Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ commitment to the constant improvement of...Read more
    Avoid back pain from driving

    Avoid back pain from driving

    7/12/2020
    Back pain is often not caused by anything in particular — but staying active can help to prevent it. This means that people who spend a lot of time driving can be particularly prone to the problem. Why is driving bad for your back? There are ...Read more
    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    Drop-in advice centres open for hauliers

    7/12/2020
    The Department for Transport has opened advice sites at motorway service stations and truck stops where hauliers and drivers of HGVs can get advice on the changes taking place from 1st January 2021. There’s one site in Scotland, at Lockerbie L...Read more
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