The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget. The budget document added that it will “consult on sweeping away regulatory barriers within this Parliament to enable autonomous vehicles on England’s major roads” over the coming summer. It is thought that the trial will involve testing platoons of ‘driverless’ trucks on stretches of motorway, making use of cruise and proximity controls. It will examine the effect of […]
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]
Traton Group, Daimler and Volvo Group are joining forces to create a European public charging network for battery-electric HGVs and long-distance coaches.
The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days.