The TRL Freight Symposium will be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre, London on 28 November at 1pm. With the UK’s road transport industry facing increasing difficulties to balance unsustainable consumer trends, against requirements to reduce congestion and emissions, there is a clear opportunity for technological, operational and environmental innovations to address the challenges. TRL’s symposium will debate the issues and explore how future freight concepts can become a reality. Guest speakers at the event include: Matthew Edwards, DfT – will […]
DAF engineers to be behind the wheel when HGV platoon trial takes to UK roads within the next few months
The UK’s first on-road HGV platooning trial will begin in spring next year with a convoy of three wirelessly connected DAF trucks driven in the first phase by the manufacturer’s engineers, Highways England has confirmed.
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
Over two thirds of logistics firms predict Brexit will harm their business, Logistics UK report reveals
Over two thirds of logistics firms are predicting that Brexit will have an adverse effect on their business whilst more than half are unhappy at the level of government support, a report from Logistics UK and accountancy firm CBW has revealed.