17th November 2021

Haulage News 17/11/2021

Haulage is approaching its busiest time of the year, and we have assembled the biggest stories from the industry this week. We also reveal the number of haulier Covid tests and positivity rates.

Upgrade infrastructure to power switch to electric transport

Businesses need to upgrade their electric infrastructure today in order to power electric transport fleets tomorrow, says energy firm Vattenfall UK.

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Changes to HGV and bus driving licences and tests from 15 November 2021

Find out what’s changed with how driving licences work for heavy goods vehicles (HGV) and bus drivers and how driving tests are changing.

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UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the UK government has confirmed today (10 November 2021). This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a world-leading pledge to end the sale of all polluting road vehicles within the next 2 decades.

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Government announces major review into HGV driver training

Review to look at improving compulsory ongoing training for existing and returning heavy goods vehicle drivers announced.

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Battery-electric trucks are our future

In the first feasibility study on the electrification of regional delivery traffic, which is based on real company data, Fraunhofer ISI, commissioned by Transport & Environment, shows that the electrification of road freight transport is already possible in the short term and promises economic benefits for companies.

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