Unmarked spy cabs to commence action on M6

13 June 2022

It is over six years since the police began using unmarked lorries to film HGV and other drivers on the move, but they remain continually able to identify bad examples of driving that might act as warnings to others.

Urgent action needed on fuel prices

13 June 2022

With diesel prices up by 63% globally since January 2021, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has launched a 17-point emergency plan for governments to tackle rising fuel prices and their impact on transport networks, energy security and decarbonisation plans.

EU plan to protect transport in times of crisis

9 June 2022

The European Commission has adopted a Contingency Plan for Transport to strengthen the resilience of EU transport in times of crisis. The plan draws lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as taking into account the challenges the EU transport sector has been facing since the beginning of Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.

Proposed type-approval scheme for UK road vehicles

8 June 2022

During the UK’s membership of the EU the procedures for approving most road vehicles and their parts before they could be sold or registered, were set out in various EU regulatory frameworks, known as type-approval frameworks.

Warning to UK’s road freight supply chain

7 June 2022

Report by the UK Parliament’s Transport Committee has concluded that the logistics sector should be given two years to deliver sufficient drivers, workers and facilities, including high-quality services and welfare, or the Government should step in and implement a Supply Chain Levy.

HGV driver shortage persists but is easing

1 June 2022

Although the UK’s heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver shortage remains chronic, according to analysis of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data by Logistics UK, the number of HGV drivers in employment is not falling as significantly as in recent quarters.

Licences revoked for transport manager scam

1 June 2022

A transport manager emailed the head of a waste disposal company, CCS Waste Ltd, to say that he charged, “£500 per month for my name to be on the licence”.

Plan to expand London ULEZ is questioned

30 May 2022

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a public consultation into its plans to expand the current Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023.

Newcastle and Gateshead postpone clean air zone

26 May 2022

Councils in Newcastle and Gateshead have been planning to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ), in response to a Government legal order, which would have meant non-compliant buses, coaches and HGVs paying £50 per day.