The M11 has topped the list of road users’ best motorways, with the M20 voted the worst, according to research by Transport Focus. The motorway from London to Cambridge had the highest overall satisfaction of 92%. The best A-road was the A66 route across the Pennines from Scotch Corner to Penrith. Among drivers of vans and lorries, 78% were satisfied with their journey overall. Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said: “In the 12 months before the coronavirus lockdown, more […]
With a little over four months to go before the Olympics starts, Motor Transport and Commercial Motor want to know how prepared you are for the disruption the Games will cause to deliveries. How much impact do you expect the Games to have? What actions have you taken to prepare your operation? As part of our monthly Trucking Britain Out Of Recession survey, we also want to know about your relationship with your bank, and whether you’re finding it difficult […]
With the news that the UK is to get its first platooning trial underway next year with DAF supplying the vehicles, MT took a closer looks at the feasibility study published alongside the funding announcement itself to understand how the technology might work. Produced via a partnership between the Transport Research Laboratory, Ricardo and Transport and Travel Research, the 100 page-plus document lays out the groundwork that will inform the £8.1m trial and lists some of the challenges ahead and […]
Vital rail and road upgrades that will create jobs, increase connectivity and boost the economy will be delivered more quickly thanks to the launch of a new ‘Acceleration Unit’, transport secretary Grant Shapps announced today (21 August).