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 […]
The RHA has repeated its plea for more government help for hauliers, after a new survey revealed 16% of operators are in danger of becoming insolvent within four weeks.
The closure of the M4 is now just days from becoming a national embarrassment for Britain, according to the Labour Party. The warning came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target to reopen the M4 in central London today. Work to fix a crack within the fabric of the Boston Manor Viaduct, which has seen the M4 closed between junction 2 and 3 since last weekend, is now predicted to be complete “within the next few days”. The […]
UPS will be the first commercial partner of Daimler-owned Fuso’s electric eCanter truck, which was officially launched in New York today.