The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK. The plan is contained in the DfT’s British Road Safety Statement (BRSS) published this week, which also proposes doubling the fine for HGV drivers using mobiles whilst driving. It also confirms that the long awaited HGV platoon trials will go ahead next year. The move to make sideguards and rear under-run devices […]
The EU Parliament has given its final approval to new rules forcing the establishment of more electric vehicle recharging points and alternative fuel stations across Europe.
The Metropolitan Police are to speak at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference next month.
The DfT has confirmed that trucks using equipment designed to cut their emissions, such as aerodynamic flaps, will soon be allowed to run up to a GVW of 45 tonnes.