Trials on British roads involving platoons of autonomous HGVs have been put on hold due to the ongoing pandemic. The consortium behind the investigations into the use of the technology said off-road trials and “extensive safety testing and driver training” had been completed, but Covid-19 had affected the programme and on-road trials scheduled for this year had been abandoned for the time being. HelmUK added: “An evaluation will be made at a future agreed date to understand the changes in […]
Triangle Management Services has compiled the 2020 edition of the UK Domestic Express Parcel Carriers Digest.
The RHA is actively exploring options to help hauliers through the COVID-19 crisis with government ministers. These include immediate cashflow injections, enforced payment holidays with leasing companies, banks and fuel suppliers and further measures to protect employees’ wages to safeguard our critical driver workforce both now and for when volume increases.
The HGV annual test model has failed to demonstrate resilience during the pandemic, prompting Logistics UK to call for a review of the system.