Operators can now apply for the new round of permits to run longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the extension to the trial announced earlier this year. The DfT has extended the original 10-year trial by five years, and made permits available for an additional 1,000 LSTs. The permits allow the holder to run either 15.65m or 14.6m trailers, on the condition that they report data from their operation back to the DfT. Permits for the new wave of trailer […]
Platooning HGVs will be on major UK roads by the end of 2018, after the government committed £8.1m to trials of the autonomous vehicles.
Plans to increase the cost of red route penalty charge notices (PCNs) in London have been blocked by transport secretary Chris Grayling.
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.