Accompanied roll on/roll off (roro) traffic will grow to an 80% market share by 2050 if driverless HGVs replace much of the country’s conventional lorry and container transport, according to a white paper. Technical developments and commercial and environmental pressures over the next 30 years are expected to encourage freight operators to explore innovative ways to ship goods through ports. It would result in a growth in traffic through almost all of the ports in Britain, but particularly through the […]
Green hydrogen key to net-zero challenge but transport sector faces toughest ever times, FORS delegates warned
Former transport minister for London Steven Norris (pictured) has told operators that green hydrogen is key to the industry’s drive towards zero-emission vehicles but that the government’s target for HGVs is “likely to be altered”.
The government has set out changes to the Highway Code to ensure the first self-driving cars, vans, trucks and buses are introduced safely on the UK’s roads.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.