A five-year trial of platooning trucks on UK roads has found that the technology is as safe as trucks running separately and fuel savings could be as much as 4.1% – but only if roads are optimised for platooning. The HelmUK trial was funded by National Highways and the DfT to test the use of advanced driver assistance systems allowing HGVs to safely travel close together to save fuel by slipstreaming. The trial involved three DAF HGVs with drivers being […]
March 16, 2017 Chris Tindall
Platoons of autonomous HGVs may never feature in the UK because the road network is not up to the job, according to the RHA.
July 22, 2022 Chris Tindall
Driver Hire is running workshops on fuel efficient driving for drivers as the cost of filling up an HGV remains sky high.