Last chance to comment on Ultra Low Emission Zone

5 January 2015

Transport for London (TfL) has reminded drivers and operators that this week is their final opportunity to make their views known on plans to improve London's air quality by introducing the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in September 2020.

Red lorry, yellow lorry, expensive lorry

2 January 2015

Driver wages and the costs of dealing with the Euro VI emissions standard have helped push up the costs of operating heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) according to the 2014 Cost Movement Survey from the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Eurotunnel breaks truck record

24 December 2014

In one week earlier this month, Eurotunnel broke its record for carrying heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) after a total of 36,285 trucks were carried between Folkestone, Kent and Coquelles, France, in both directions.

Reprieve for driving licence counterpart

23 December 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is claiming a victory after the Government announced that the removal of the driving licence counterpart is to be postponed until next summer.

Million up for HGV Road User Levy

22 December 2014

Following the introduction of the new tax earlier this year by the Department for Transport, the one millionth HGV Road User Levy has now been sold by the company responsible for collecting the Levy, Northgate Public Services.

Tunnel vision

19 December 2014

Lorry drivers using the Channel Tunnel will now benefit from ultra high speed mobile communications after Eurotunnel, working with EE, O2, Vodafone UK and Bouygues Telecom, introduced 4G mobile services earlier this month.

Lorries in London: have your say

18 December 2014

Research into the operations of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) in London is being carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). Commissioned by Transport for London (TfL) the survey aims to improve the safety of HGVs, their drivers and other road users.

EU says no to wider movement of mega trucks

17 December 2014

The European Parliament and the EU Council of Ministers (representing the 28 Member States) have jointly decided to reject proposal from the European Commission to allow cross border traffic of so-called mega trucks.

DfT seeks views on removing certain exemptions

17 December 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) would like to hear from you if you have any comments to make about two of its proposals intended to reduce regulation and ensure a fairer and more uniform approach for operators.

Good news from the East

15 December 2014

Truckers will be relieved to hear that a major scheme to widen the last single carriageway section of the A11 between Norwich and the M11 has been successfully completed.