Here are the biggest news stories in haulage this week
The Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have published an updated Goods Vehicle Operator Licensing Guide, which gives an overview of how the licensing system works for operators of goods vehicles.
Footage has emerged showing the heartstopping moment a driver passed the huge wildfire next to the A2. Reegan Easton was in a van travelling along the Bexleyheath carriageway as smoke was drifting into the road.
Industry leaders in shipping and haulage are launching a cross-industry action group focused on the decarbonisation of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).
As the inflationary pressures on business costs continue to soar, Logistics UK has called on Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi MP to take decisive action to protect the nation’s supply chain and prevent price rises in all sectors with the immediate introduction of a 6p per litre reduction in fuel duty.
Freight transport on the roads is increasing. Kilometre-long queues of trucks hinder passenger car traffic on motorways, mainly because of the safety distance to the “vehicle in front”. This could be overcome by truck platooning, in which a truck with a driver is connected to a convoy of trucks without a driver that is networked via electronic tools.