• Trade groups welcome fresh funding for zero-emission HGVs

    Published On: Tuesday 7 June 2022

    A £200 million funding package announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) last month has been praised as a key step in decarbonising the sector. The transport minister Trudy Harrison […]

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  • Cause for ‘cautious optimism’ on driver shortage

    Published On: Thursday 2 June 2022

    Truck drivers’ wages are contin­uing to rise, amidst signs that industry recruitment and train­ing initiatives are beginning to have a tangible effect in less­ening the severity of the HGV driver […]

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  • IRU call for action as fuel prices continue to bite

    Published On: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    The world road transport organisation IRU warned last month that emergency action on fuel costs had become vital in order to prevent the collapse of transport operators and the consequent […]

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  • Logistics UK: MPs’ report ‘ignores public policy failures’

    Published On: Wednesday 1 June 2022

    Logistics UK has said that a new report published today by the House of Commons transport select committee has unfairly attempted to blame the road transport industry for supply chain […]

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  • Funding for self-driving vehicles announced

    Published On: Tuesday 31 May 2022

    The rollout of self-driving technology for vans and buses has received a boost following the government’s announcement of a £40 million competition for fun-ding, which it says could create tens […]

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  • Second-year success for ITT Hub

    Published On: Wednesday 25 May 2022

    Representatives of the road transport sector returned to the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 11-12 May for the second Innovation & Technology in Transport – ITT Hub – […]

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  • EV shift sparks change at ZF

    Published On: Saturday 7 May 2022

    Trucks are making up an increasing proportion of business for German automotive driveline and chassis components giant ZF as it repositions itself as a supplier of components and systems for […]

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  • Scania unveils used vehicle programme

    Published On: Wednesday 27 April 2022

    Scania UK has introduced a new premium used vehicle programme, Scania Go, covering truck, bus and coach models at participating dealerships. The company says the scheme has been designed to […]

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  • MPs seek hauliers’ views on fuel duty

    Published On: Tuesday 26 April 2022

    A group of MPs is asking for hauliers’ input as part of a new inquiry into the impact of fuel duty on the road transport sector, as inflation and high […]

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