A temporary extension of lorry drivers’ working hours has been met with backlash from the industry who say the government is applying a “sticking plaster” to driver shortage problems. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces ‘temporary extension’ of safety limits amid strain on the logistics industry.
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Ford and Hermes have started a pilot project for parcel delivery with self-driving vans in London. As the vehicle manufacturer reports, the two-week practical test is part of a new research program by Ford on autonomous vehicles and their potential in commercial use. Hermes is the first company to take part in this pilot test.
The online retailer ordered at least 1000 systems from Start-up Plus that can be used to automate conventional semi-trailers.
With pain in their heart, Busworld decided to cancel Busworld Europe 2021. For the Busworld Team, the event is more than just business, it’s a passion. When the customers are happy, Busworld is happy. Literally, everything was done to avoid having to take this decision.
Two of the trucking industry’s leading organizations have differing opinions when it comes to mandating speed limiters on trucks. > The American Trucking Associations last week said yes. > The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said no.
Total new commercial vehicles In January 2021, new commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union fell by 7.2% to 141,462 units. Demand contracted in all segments, although the drop in sales of new vans had the biggest impact, as this segment made up more than 80% of total EU commercial vehicle registrations. With the exception […]
Online Check if an HGV is Ready to Cross the UK Border, service is available now. Professional Drivers are now able to log on to the Check an HGV is Ready to Cross the Border service to register your details and prepare for any upcoming journeys you have in the New Year. The new service […]
EU Mobility Package as of 20 August 2020 (a brief summary) What for? . The mobility package clarifies regulations on drive and rest times and harmonizes their application in the various EU Member States. Uniform rules contribute to road safety for all road users. Social improvements for the professional driver .
Voting for the elected officials is arguably one of the most important rights we have, but participating in elections can be difficult when you’re out on the road and away from home for days or weeks at a time. Despite many positive changes in voting over the history of any nation, one aspect remains relatively […]
The general public and, apparently all the Governments, have discovered that the trucking industry isn’t quite so bad after all. They also found out that there are some safety issues around the trucking industry and on our roads and it would be a good idea to throw some money at it. The amount of spending […]