Companies have been invited to bid for up to £15m in funding to develop low emission technology for road freight vehicles. The funding, supplied by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, Innovate UK and the Faraday Challenge (a project led by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), will challenge firms to develop technology which could make vehicles lighter or improve the efficiency of engines or batteries. In order to qualify, companies must be based in the UK, must […]
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.