The DfT is being urged to make longer semi-trailers a ‘business as usual’ option for fleets, following the government’s latest trial update. The national trial now sees around 2,000 longer semi-trailers in operation on UK roads, which have so far saved up to 32.9 million vehicle kms and 28,000 tonnes of CO2 compared with standard trailers. Initially launched for a 10-year period in 2012 with an allocation of 1,800 trailers, it was last year extended until 2027, with a further […]
The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned.
Sainsbury’s has received accreditation to the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, the 25th van operator to do so since the scheme began in 2010. The retailer runs a fleet of 1,400 vans, and employs some 4,000 drivers, and it satisfactorily achieved the standards laid out in Van Excellence code – which are agreed by a governance group of leading van fleet operators. Mark Cartwright, the FTA’s head of vans and light commercial vehicles, says: “Achievement of this standard has been a […]
London Councils could improve cycling safety by relaxing the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) to enable more deliveries to be made at night, the FTA has told Motortransport.co.uk.