The government is to launch a trial of 48-tonne trucks and allow the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads from 2022, the DfT has announced. The move follows a nine-year trial and a public consultation on LSTs, which DfT said found “overwhelming” support for the vehicles. Motortransport.co.uk first hinted at the move back in February after transport secretary Grant Shapps revealed his plans to a government committee. The trial concluded that the vehicles, which can be up to […]
Gas supplier Air Products and Cummins have announced a partnership to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
London Direct Vision Standard and stricter enforcement of Low Emission Zone postponed until next February
London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and stricter enforcement of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) have been postponed until February next year.
Industry associations are urging the government to provide finer details on its proposed lorry road user charge (LRUC) following the end of the scheme’s consultation period. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has questioned how a new grant, set to replace the Reduced Pollution Certificate (RPC) as part of the proposed lorry charging scheme, will affect UK-based operators, particularly those running fleets of 50-plus vehicles. It calculates that its members could lose out on £3.7m in benefits from […]