The government has given the go ahead for category B licence holders to operate heavier vans, so long as the vehicles run on alternative fuel. Under the new legislation, which came into force this week, category B drivers [car] will be eligible to drive vans weighing between 3.5 and 4.25 tonnes that are powered by either electricity, natural gas, LPG or hydrogen. The driver must also have completed at least five hours of additional training, which can only be provided […]
Food wholesaler Brakes is extending a trial that will see all 18-tonne DAF LFs based at its West London depot run on Shell Gas to Liquid (GTL) fuel from Certas Energy.
The FTA has accused the London Assembly of “not thinking things through” after its Transport Committee called for a cut in LCV traffic in the capital, just months after it demanded a ban on HGV traffic in the rush hour.
The government is pushing ahead with plans to allow category B (car) licence holders to operate heavier vans if they are fitted with alternative fuel systems.