New truck cab designs will include larger windscreens and have more streamlined bodies after MEPs passed a law to do away with ‘brick-shaped’ lorries. Manufacturers will be able to lengthen the design of cabs by 80-90cm, according to Transport & Environment (T&E), but only if they use the extra space to provide better vision for the driver, improve aerodynamics and boost safety. The campaign group said the reforms will allow newly-designed trucks on Europe’s roads from 1 September 2020. However, […]
UK hauliers will not require ECMT permits while undertaking international work between the UK and EU until at least 30 June 2021 in the event of a no-deal, according to the European Commission (EC).
“We’ll help you save time and avoid big fines” – Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions UK, on why its new tolling solution is vital to hauliers
For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.