The government finally confirmed its short-sighted decision to ban the sale of new diesel lorries by 2040. This deadline may even be brought forward if “technically feasible”. This at a time when the industry is struggling to overcome a huge shortfall in qualified HGV drivers, and it’s predicted the amount of road freight will grow significantly – fuelled by the shift to online shopping. The government would do better to replace the phrase “technically feasible” with “practically and economically feasible”. […]
The government is considering a trial of 25-metre double artics on Britain’s roads as part of a wider multi-modal transport strategy.
Newell and Wright Transport (NWT) has reopened a disused rail terminal in a bid to cut its carbon footprint and increase rail freight services.
The country’s second clean air zone (CAZ) launches in Birmingham on Tuesday (1 June) and the BVRLA is reminding fleet operators to assess the impact on their business.