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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...Read 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 ...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read 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...Read more
    Van sales soar amid home delivery boom

    Van sales soar amid home delivery boom

    18/08/2021
    Sales of new vans in the UK came close to record levels during the first six months of 2021 due to a boom in home deliveries and the economy reopening. Sales were further boosted by the introduction of clean air zones in several cities, which prompt...Read more
    Timescale for ban on polluting lorries announced

    Timescale for ban on polluting lorries announced

    18/08/2021
    New diesel and petrol lorries will be banned in Britain by 2040, under the Government’s recently published ‘greenprint’. The plan aims to decarbonise all types of transport by 2050. Although the plan is still open to consultation, ...Read more
    The Government’s plan to tackle driver shortage “only go part of the way”

    The Government’s plan to tackle driver shortage “only go part of the way”

    18/08/2021
    A package of measures to help tackle the HGV driver shortage has been announced by the government. In an open letter to the road haulage sector, ministers have pledged to work with industry leaders to attract new drivers, simplify training and encou...Read more
    HGV driver shortage is amplified by the ‘pingdemic’

    HGV driver shortage is amplified by the ‘pingdemic’

    18/08/2021
    Businesses across the UK are under strain with staff being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app, and the logistics sector is no exception. With the UK short of around 100,000 HGV drivers, and warnings of shortages of food and other pro...Read more
    Royal Warrant holder Coventry Scaffolding moves up in the world with Mercedes-Benz

    Royal Warrant holder Coventry Scaffolding moves up in the world with Mercedes-Benz

    2/08/2021
    It’s been a long time coming but after more than 70 years in business Coventry Scaffolding has commissioned its first Mercedes-Benz truck, a 26-tonne Arocs supplied by Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van. Despite its name the family-owned company...Read more
     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
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