The proposed test would streamline the process for new drivers to gain their HGV licence and would increase lorry test appointment availability.

UK government to launch consultation on truck test overhaul

A new consultation will be launched on allowing drivers to take one test to drive both an articulated and rigid lorry, as part of...
The Ford Ranger has been awarded ‘Pick Up of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, while the Transit Custom was named ‘Van of the Year’.

Double celebrations for Ford at auto awards

Ford’s commercial vehicles have been recognised at the Auto Express 2021 New Car Awards. The Ford Ranger has been awarded ‘Pick Up of the Year’...
The analysis, which was carried out in partnership with global sustainability consultancy SYSTEMIQ, set out to understand the impact of businesses and governments accelerating the electrification of their fleet vehicles.

New report calculates effects of fleets switching to EVs

Most buses and light duty fleet vehicles can switch to EVs in leading markets by 2030, according to a new global report released by international non-profit...
The plan provides a world-leading ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from the seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050.

UK government intends to phase out new diesel and petrol HGVs

The government has announced its intention to phase out the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040, subject to consultation,...
Any corporation which fails to nominate a driver for a camera-detected offence could now face a maximum court imposed fine of up to $22,000 for a single incident.

New NSW fines to tackle dangerous driving in company cars

New penalties have come into force that target New South Wales businesses which fail to nominate drivers for offences detected by cameras. Any corporation which...

Longer working hours announced to address driver shortage

The Government has introduced a temporary relaxation of rules on how long truck drivers can work for to tackle a heavy goods vehicle (HGV)...
The RHA highlights that, as the summer holidays draw near and lockdown restrictions relax, the pressure that will be put on the industry responsible for keeping shelves full will increase and the producers of goods will be faced with having stock of goods they can’t get moved.

UK Prime Minister urged to act on HGV driver shortage

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) and freight industry have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, calling for action on the “crippling effects of the...
UK delivery company, Hermes, is the first business to partner with Ford on the programme. Using a customised Ford commercial vehicle, the research aims to better understand how other road users would interact with an apparently driverless delivery van.

Research launches to see if self-driving vans could deliver parcels

Ford has announced a new self-driving vehicle research programme designed to help businesses in Europe understand how autonomous vehicles can benefit their operations. UK delivery...
And, according to the researchers at the University of Missouri, the people who develop this condition are more than three times more likely to be involved in a crash.

Shift work sleep disorder increases crash risk

People who work non-traditional work hours, such as 11pm to 7am, or the “graveyard” shift, are more likely than people with traditional daytime work...