22nd September 2021

Haulage News 22/09/21

Read the most important stories in haulage this week and check the number of haulier Covid tests and positivity rates here:

Government to shorten HGV driver testing process

The government is expected to announce a shake-up of the HGV driver testing process as soon as Thursday. It wants to fast track drivers into the haulage industry amid chronic shortages which have caused supply problems.

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Majority of drivers think all-lane-running smart motorways should be scrapped

Six in 10 drivers (62%) think that all-lane-running smart motorway schemes should be scrapped entirely and the hard shoulder reinstated

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Pioneering industry collaboration accelerates hydrogen refuelling innovation for HGVs

Hy-Met Limited is poised to revolutionise the way in which vehicles can be sustainably and cost-effectively fuelled with hydrogen.

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The Highway Code

The Department for Transport has published an updated version of the Highway Code this month, with various changes affecting the haulage industry. 

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Unite warns 'illegal' fresh extension of HGV drivers' hours

Unite, the UK’s leading union has warned that the government’s plans to continue to relax the maximum driving timing for lorry drivers, is dangerous, reckless and potentially illegal.

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