The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances. Both the FTA and the RHA voiced their support for the voluntary target, which is based on emissions figures from 2015. In its report on reducing all UK vehicle emissions, ‘Road to zero’, the DfT outlined a range of ways in which it planned to help […]
UPS has rolled out 15 range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) in Birmingham and Southampton to overcome the range limitations it said pure electric delivery vehicles can face reaching depots or warehouses based outside the city centre.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
Culina Group chief executive Thomas van Mourik (pictured) has slammed the government’s handling of Brexit, insisting the movement of goods between the UK and Ireland remains “a big bloody mess” that has cost operators “a boatload of money”.