The government has refused to place HGV drivers on the skilled occupation list, saying the public “repeatedly voted” for immigration to be controlled and employers should recruit British workers instead.
Ahead of attending Freight in the City Expo, Allison Transmission UK and Ireland account and market development manager Nathan Wilson was asked how the company helps urban vehicle fleets reduce their emissions, improve fuel economy, and operate in zero-emission zones as we head towards a future of fossil-free transport.
An HGV driver has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after three people died in a collision on the A303.
Fischer Panda UK, known for its compact, quiet, stage V compliant AC & DC vehicle generator sets, will be impressing attendees at Freight in the City Expo with its integrated hybrid power capability for zero-emission payload power systems.
Visitors to Refuse Vehicle Solutions’ (RVS) stand at Freight in the City Expo will be treated to a demonstration of how the company can convert a diesel refuse truck into a zero-emission, zero-noise, fully electric vehicle.
Wholesaler Booker Retail Partners said a shortage of drivers was creating distribution challenges, after the Unite union accused it of attempting to “hoodwink” staff into accepting a pay deal.
Trailar’s solar panels for commercial vehicles can cut fuel costs by up to 5.5%, according to a recent trial carried out with Clean Linen Services.
Modified Vauxhall electric vans, capable of being charged up wirelessly, have taken to the streets of Edinburgh in a groundbreaking trial.
On August 22, Logistics UK and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) wrote a joint open letter to Kwasi Kwarteng MP, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), to ramp up pressure on the government to take action over the chronic HGV driver shortage.
Engine production fell by 27.5% in July compared to the same month in 2020, but the SMMT said the reduction was artificially heightened by comparison to last year when output was recovering.