The DfT remains fully committed to conducting a lorry platoon trial this year on UK roads, despite Daimler’s announcement this week that the commercial benefits of the technology appear negligible. Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week Martin Daum, CEO of Daimler Trucks and Buses, said that while Daimler remains committed to developing autonomous trucks, the company has decided to shelve its platooning R&D programme. This came after thousands of miles of real world testing had […]
Move to open pubs and restaurants raises London City Bond hopes that predicted losses can be averted
Warehousing and distribution firm London City Bond, which specialises in storing and distributing wine, beers and spirits, has seen trade pick up this month as its customers prepare for the easing of the pandemic lockdown.
FleetCheck is extending its offer of a free driver risk management app following the government’s decision to extend its furlough scheme to March 2021.
The long-standing row over the independence of the traffic commissioners (TCs) from Vosa has been laid to rest with the publication this week of a framework document. The document clearly sets out the roles of the TC, the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies. It has been signed by senior TC Beverley Bell and transport minister Mike Penning. The independence row was sparked following a letter from the DfT in late 2010 to the then senior TC Philip Brown, […]