How will truck designs keep up with the whirlwind of new urban legislation? Where is it headed when it comes to alternative fuels or autonomous trucks? What, in fact, does the future look like for the road haulage sector? Representatives from MAN, Daf, Iveco and Scania addressed these questions and more at last month’s Microlise Transport Conference, where they took place in a panel debate hosted by Motor Transport news editor Chris Druce.
The FTA has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Think Logistics, the educational scheme founded by Abbey Logistics MD Steve Granite that works to promote careers in logistics to students aged 16-19.
Hargreaves Logistics is to adopt a franchise programme to boost subcontractor retention and create a more flexible fleet.
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]