Driving licence rethink encouraged ahead of weight increase for alternative fuelled vehicles


 

The government’s 
attempt to encourage the uptake of alternative-fuelled HGVs when an updated EU weights and dimensions directive comes into force next year is flawed, according to liquefied gas supplier Gasrec. The company believes operators of 3.5-tonne vehicles will be discouraged from converting from diesel to gas when the updated directive, 
which allows for an additional tonne of weight to accommodate alternative fuel technology, is implemented by May 2017. This is because category B driving licence holders who passed their test […]