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 […]
Proposals to grant business groups the power to challenge unfair payment terms on behalf of their members are being considered by the government.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]