The UK government is calling for the logistics industry’s views on the use of automated vehicles on motorways. The Call for Evidence, launched by DfT today, will focus on the Automated Lane Keeping System (ALKS) – which can take over control of the vehicle at low speeds, keeping it in lane on motorways. The technology is expected to be available in cars entering the UK market from Spring 2021. ALKS is designed to enable drivers to delegate the task of […]
The government has forged ahead with its plan to overhaul the Highway Code, giving cyclists right of way at junctions and making HGV drivers bear the greatest responsibility to other road users.
Harlequin Logistics is now running about a dozen 15.65m trailers on its Kellogg’s operation, as part of the government’s 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers. Four of the five members of the year-old haulier consortium – Currie European, John Raymond Transport, Jack Richards & Son and Prestons of Potto – are running the longer trailers for the cereal giant, shipping loads from Manchester throughout the UK. The 3.04m-high SDC Trailers can carry 60 pallets rather than the normal 52, said Currie’s […]
FleetCheck is extending its offer of a free driver risk management app following the government’s decision to extend its furlough scheme to March 2021.