Members of the Transport Exchange Group (TEG) freight exchanges are running empty on just 9% of journeys – way below the national average of around 28%, according to TEG’s newly appointed head of business development Simon Bunegar. TEG has agreements with 10 of the leading telematics companies to integrate location and other data on members’ vehicles into the exchange, enabling hauliers to see where their sub-contractors’ vehicle and loads are at any time. This gives them more confidence to commit […]
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.
A competition offering £10m of funding to firms that can develop ways to move freight and people more efficiently is attracting strong interest.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]