Operators will not see longer, more aerodynamic truck cabs for at least another seven years after the European Parliament and EU countries last month agreed to prevent the introduction of such cabs until 2022. The European Commission’s original proposals envisaged longer, shapelier cabs giving better crash performance, fuel-saving aerodynamics and more room for the driver and new technology could be available in 2017-18. But ACEA, the European vehicle manufacturers’ trade association, fought to ban their introduction until 2025. Cabs have […]
Delegates at this year’s Microlise Conference were divided on whether exiting the EU would have a negative impact on the road transport industry, according to event figures.
Improved mirrors that eliminate HGV blind spots will become mandatory on newly registered vehicles from July of next year across the EU.
Operators are more optimistic about their vehicle acquisition strategy in 2015 than they were in 2014, predicting that more new vehicles will be bought this year compared with last year.