European Parliament votes in favour of safer, greener HGV design


The European Parliament (EP) voted yesterday (15 April) to approve European Commission (EC) proposals to allow more aerodynamic, safer truck designs. Originally tabled in April 2013, the draft regulations will allow manufacturers to exceed current weights and dimensions rules in order to develop more aerodynamic lorries, which the EP said will reduce fuel consumption by 7% to 10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases and make trucks safer for vulnerable road users. The proposals will allow cabs with a rounded shape […]