Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA. It was responding to a Lords’ report published this week that suggested HGV platooning could be “an early example of CAV [connected and autonomous vehicles] close to deployment”. The report, which analysed the economic opportunities for the technology, quoted Mike Hawes, chief executive officer at the SMMT, who said: “HGVs may be one of the first […]
The RHA has said that if MPs don’t back a private members bill being tabled today (16 October), which calls for the tax take on fuel to be printed on every forecourt receipt, they will need to provide a clear reason why they have vetoed it. Robert Halfon, Conservative MP for Harlow, and founder of the PetrolPromise campaign, is calling for the complete tax breakdown (duty and VAT) to be printed on all till receipts issued by fuel retailers. “This […]
The FTA has warned its members that a hard Brexit may force them to rethink their business models.