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 […]
The RHA has called on the government to review its clean air zone (CAZ) policy after another local authority said it was looking at alternative ways of improving air quality without charging drivers.
Post and parcel delivery companies could significantly reduce harmful city emissions and traffic congestion, if bold steps are taken to reshape last-mile delivery ecosystems, according to a new study by consultants Accenture.
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.