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 FTA has reiterated previous calls for action over migrant build-ups in northern France after a new rail freight service to the port of Calais was postponed due to safety concerns.
Drivers benefitted from above-average, above-inflation wage increases this year as operators looked to secure a labour force against the background of the driver shortage.