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. The updated EU weights and dimensions directive will come into effect on 7 May 2017, and will allow HGVs powered by alternative fuels or fitted with aerodynamic equipment to run at an increased weight and length. The European Commission (EC) said payload will not be increased, nor lost, when the […]
UPS and TNT Express do not now expect their multi-billion euro merger, announced in March, to be completed until early 2013. The operators had originally hoped to seal a deal in the first half of the year, but involvement from the European Commission as regulator scuppered this timetable. Last month the European Commission temporarily suspended the takeover to allow regulators more time to gather information, a process that is ongoing. Despite this UPS and TNT had still expected to complete […]
A cross-party strategy to Get Britain Cycling aims to see a quarter of all journeys made on a bicycle by 2050. It’s lead to to a flurry of pro-cycling announcements from Westminster with little consideration for operators.
The European Commission (EC) said the aborted UPS and TNT merger would have increased prices and would not have been challenged enough by other carriers. The regulator officially blocked the merger from taking place on 30 January, claiming it would have restricted competition for express delivery between European countries in 15 nations. It also said that the acquisition would have reduced the number of “significant players” to two in some countries, which it claimed would have “likely harmed customers by […]