The FTA has refuted the European Commission’s claim that logistics firms will save a total of €500m (£447m) through increased efficiencies due to the introduction of a new generation of smart tachographs. While the FTA agrees with the EC that the requirement to fit smart tachographs to all new HGVs will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules, it does not believe it will bring about substantial savings to the freight industry. James Firth, FTA’s head of road freight regulation, said: […]
Government’s emissions strategy contains very little for the road transport industy, say associations
Trade associations are urging the government to provide more focus and funding to the road transport sector to help it play its part in reducing UK carbon emissions.
The FTA has accused London mayor Sadiq Khan of scoring “a spectacular own goal” in his plans to clean up the capital’s air quality, due to the confusion over the Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
Wave of truckstop closures could see drivers exceeding their hours, warns Brian Yeardley Continental
Brian Yeardley Continental has warned that the closure of the Folkestone Harbour and Alconbury truckstops, combined with the shutting down of French truckstops near Calais, could force UK drivers to exceed driving hours.