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 […]
Average truck operating costs have risen by a massive 75% since September 2000 while reported haulage rates were only 23% higher in July 2013 than back then, new cost figures from the RHA have shown.
The cost of regulatory compliance for operators that specialise in chemical distribution will continue to rise, as Brexit will not be able to offer any significant regulation changes in the sector, according to the Chemical Business Association (CBA).
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]