• Truck makers to ‘step up their game’ as safety test scheme welcomed

    Published On: Tuesday 9 July 2024

    Manufacturer Scania has expressed its support for a recently announced programme of safety testing for heavy trucks, the first technical proto­cols for which were published in May. The Truck Safe […]

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  • Progress made on abnormal loads enforcement

    Published On: Friday 5 July 2024

    Trade associations representing the heavy trans­port sector have secured commitments from police chiefs that updated guidance will be published on procedure around abnormal loads, following com­plaints by fleet operators of […]

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  • DFDS to begin UK electric truck rollout

    Published On: Monday 1 July 2024

    Transport and logistics giant DFDS, which already runs an extensive fleet of heavy duty electric vehicles in Europe, says it will begin electrifying its UK operation from this quarter. The […]

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  • RHA publishes DVS advice for operators

    Published On: Wednesday 19 June 2024

    The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has published an explainer document for fleet operators on the technological requirements of the Progressive Safe System (PSS), set to be required in London from […]

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  • Call for detail from parties on CV net zero strategy

    Published On: Tuesday 18 June 2024

    As the general election approaches, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned that more detail is required from individual political parties on how commercial vehicles will transition to net zero. […]

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  • Trade groups react to election manifestos

    Published On: Friday 14 June 2024

    Trade associations representing the road transport industry have offered their perspectives on pre-election manifesto pledges from the Labour and Conservative parties, as well as those of the Liberal Democrats. According […]

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  • Next step for Driver CPC reforms as September deadline looms

    Published On: Friday 31 May 2024

    As the quinquennial spike in demand for Driv­er CPC training for lorry drivers begins to ramp up, the Department for Transport (DfT) has laid its proposed reforms to the qualification […]

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  • Trade groups lay out general election priorities

    Published On: Thursday 30 May 2024

    Transport trade associations have responded to the decision by prime minister Rishi Sunak to call a gen­eral election for 4 July by outlining their key priorities for the industry. “Now […]

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  • Convey and SM UK in DVS compliance warning

    Published On: Monday 27 May 2024

    With the deadline for changes to Transport for London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) regulations rapidly approaching, compliance specialist Convey Technology last week hosted a special webinar to outline some of […]

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