Tuesday 16 July 2019

Enforcement in the spotlight at Microlise conference

Senior traffic commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt opened his address to the Microlise Transport Conference by saying that he had almost been made late by a major traffic incident…

Read the rest of this entry

MAN electrics on the charge

A diversified range of technologies will appear from Europe’s truck manufacturers in the near future, as they seek to conform to the tough greenhouse gas emissions targets set…

Read the rest of this entry

Poor signage blamed for bridge strikes

Drivers may be being unfairly blamed for some bridge strike incidents, when poor signage could well be an important factor. Speaking to journalists before the opening of the…

Read the rest of this entry

MAN claims platooning trial a success

A seven-month trial which saw two MAN 26-tonne drawbar combinations complete some 35,000 km in platoon between DB Schenker depots in Nuremberg and Munich has been declared a…

Read the rest of this entry

Road Tech launches tachograph Download Optimisation Technology

Steve Banner reports on the latest digital tachograph download technology and related solutions from software provider Road Tech Tachograph analysis specialist Road Tech has developed a new system…

Read the rest of this entry

How VR can improve transport safety

Ben Bennett, managing director of virtual reality (VR) developer Luminous Group, discusses how the technology can help drive up health and safety for transport workers VR is becoming…

Read the rest of this entry

NIC calls for ban on new diesel truck sales by 2040

A government-appointed body has called for a ban on the sale of new diesel-powered trucks by 2040, with the aim of ‘decarbonising’ road haulage by 2050. The National…

Read the rest of this entry

Lens-Tech launches Vantage Point lens for LCV, bus and coach

Vehicle safety specialist Lens-Tech has launched a new Vantage Point lens product specifically designed for use in vans, buses and coaches. The Southampton-based Fresnel truck lens manufacturer was…

Read the rest of this entry

RHA: truck NOx emissions down 50% in 5 years

The Road Haulage Association has published a revised assessment of the rate of nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from lorries in Great Britain – which suggests that, as of…

Read the rest of this entry

Volt wagons light up Commercial Vehicle Show

Electricity emerged as a future alternative to diesel for some transport applications at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show; however, it is obvious that diesel will continue as the…

Read the rest of this entry