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 […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.