The government should make the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, according to the FTA. The DfT funded study demonstrates that use of these vehicles continues to have a significant impact on the reduction of carbon emissions and road congestion across the UK. They have also been found to be safe for both the driver and other road users. Explained Phil Lloyd, head of engineering & vehicle […]
In my archive, I have a Commercial Motor road test cutting, unusually with an accompanying video, dated 15 December 1996. It is of a back-to-back road test of two identically laden ERF EC12s belonging to BOC Distribution, carried out by Toby Clark, then vehicles editor and me, then engineering editor.
The use of hydrogen as a fuel for trucks is being trialled in the Netherlands, with a 27-tonne rigid being operated in retail logistics.
Transport organisations have welcomed news of a relaxation in enforcement of the driver’s hours rules today in light of recent problems for cross-Channel freight vehicles, but have been split in their reactions to the detail of the change.