TfL’s Safer Lorries Scheme, which is being developed with support from London Councils, has entered its final consultation phase and is on track to go live next summer. The scheme will require vehicles over 3.5-tonnes to have side-guards and improved mirrors fitted when entering the capital, or initially face a fixed penalty fine of arounfd £50. Earlier this month TfL mandated this as a requirement of Bronze Fors. The Safer Lorries Scheme will operate around the clock and cover, through […]
The government will not introduce “knee jerk” regulations requiring trucks to be fitted with additional cycle safety equipment such as detectors or cameras without scientific evidence that they are effective, roads and freight minister Robert Goodwill MP has pledged.
The FTA has welcomed the government’s decision to slash the cost of using the Severn Bridges but said it should have gone further.
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]