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 […]
In 2016 the UK road transport industry moved more freight by both weight and distance than it has ever done since modern records began According to newly published figures the UK road transport industry (excluding Northern Ireland) lifted freight amounting to 1.89 billion tonnes in 2016; a 15% increase year-on-year. This is the highest recorded collective weight since comparative records began in 1990.
DHL Supply Chain will insure itself while running autonomous trucks in the Transport Research Laboratory’s (TRL) £8.1m trial of platooning trucks in the UK.
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.