Companies have been invited to bid for up to £15m in funding to develop low emission technology for road freight vehicles. The funding, supplied by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, Innovate UK and the Faraday Challenge (a project led by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), will challenge firms to develop technology which could make vehicles lighter or improve the efficiency of engines or batteries. In order to qualify, companies must be based in the UK, must […]
Operators of all sizes need to stay ahead of the curve on low-emission freight technology or risk being left behind.
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, […]
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.