20th July 2022

Haulage News 20/07/2022

Here are the biggest news stories in haulage this week

Major update to the operator licensing guide

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.

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Dartford wildfire: Heartstopping moment A2 driver sees smoke billowing across Bexleyheath carriageway


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.

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Major fleets join drive to decarbonise HGVs 

Industry leaders in shipping and haulage are launching a cross-industry action group focused on the decarbonisation of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

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Fuel tax cut vital to remove inflationary pressures on delivery costs, says Logistics UK

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.

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Platooning: Several trucks but only one driver

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.

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