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 […]
Travel relating to logistics businesses is essential and should not be challenged, government tells police
All travel relating to the operation of logistics business has been designated as essential travel by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances.
MAN Truck and Bus enjoyed its best year for truck sales for a decade in 2018 but speaking at a press conference yesterday UK MD Thomas Hemmerich warned that the “legislative environment going forward is hard to read so is more challenging than before”.