Another significant blow to the transport sector could come in the form of an extension of the Capital’s congestion charge zone, which has been suggested as a means of bailing out Transport for London (TfL). The RAC said the government had demanded the current zone be extended to encompass “a huge geographical area”, which would hit businesses hard. Logistics UK said it had written to transport secretary Grant Shapps in a plea to the government to think again about its […]
Two specific issues have been identified with hydrogen that the truck sector needs to deal with: firstly, the development and construction of efficient fuel cells. Then secondly, the distribution of hydrogen to ensure that trucks can be refuelled safely and quickly.
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.
Businesses on both sides of the channel have been given certainty by the overwhelming backing from the European Parliament to the Brexit trade and customs deal, despite the UK’s exit being described as a “historic mistake”.