HGVs

Lorry driver caught holding a phone to each ear

14/09/2021

National Highways' HGV cabs are being used as part of a multi-agency fortnight of action along the M4 and M5 that aims to reduce the number of incidents and highlight the risks of dangerous driving.

Longer lorries could be followed by heavier lorries

26/08/2021

Longer goods vehicles could be permanently allowed on Britain’s roads from as early as next year, the Government has announced.

DfT funds eHighways study

29/07/2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded funding through Innovate UK to a consortium to lead a major UK study on the electrification of long-range lorries using overhead wires on motorways.

Highways England turns up the pressure on lorry safety

12/04/2021

Highways England has said trials of new safety technology funded under its Designated Fund for innovation have proved hugely successful and that it plans to roll the system out at strategic route locations across the country.

Lorry safety permits part of London's 'holistic approach'

02/03/2021

London’s new Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for HGVs has come into force, aimed at tackling the issue of drivers' blind spots by employing safety permits.

Heavier lorries 'may need new lanes'

12/11/2020

Plans for longer and heavier lorries on Britain’s roads may require strengthened lanes designed specifically for HGVs on strategic roads, an industry body has said.

Lorries can’t limbo: Drivers told to 'wise up and size up'

16/08/2018

Network Rail has launched a ‘collaborative’ new campaign to educate lorry drivers about the dangers of low bridges after the worst year for bridge strikes for five years.

Welsh Govt considers 'limited' access to bus lanes for HGVs

13/03/2018

Sustainable transport campaigners have voiced concern after the Welsh Government said it will consider allowing HGVs to use bus lanes in the country to ease traffic flow.

Trial leads to reduction in lorry journeys on UK roads

06/09/2016

A pilot scheme on Britain’s roads has seen a reduction of up to 90,000 lorry journeys, leading to cleaner air and reduced congestion.

LGA wants “reckless” lorry drivers to be fined by councils

01/03/2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) wants local councils to be given the power to fine lorry drivers who career through rural communities and cause damage to country roads.

Unsafe lorries targeted by new partnership

14/10/2015

The new London Freight Enforcement Partnership has been setup to take unsafe lorries off London’s streets.

Driverless lorries could save industry billions, AXA research finds

07/09/2015

Research carried out by AXA UK has found that the implementation of driverless haulage vehicles could save the industry almost £34 billion after a decade.

Ban on unsafe lorries comes into effect

01/09/2015

A ban on unsafe lorries has come into effect in London from today (1 September 2015).

Rogue lorries will be banned from London

03/06/2015

A ban on unsafe lorries in London will come into effect from 1 September 2015.

Unsafe lorries will be banned from London’s roads

09/02/2015

Lorries without safety equipment will be banned from London’s roads in an effort to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

Speed limit increase for HGVs on dual carriageways

03/12/2014

The speed limit for lorries travelling on dual carriageways will increase from 50mph to 60mph from 6 April 2015.

HGV levy raises more than £17m from foreign truckers

14/08/2014

A new HGV levy has raised more than £17 million from foreign lorry drivers – enough money to patch more than 320,000 potholes on the roads.

Dangerous lorries could be banned from London

30/07/2014

Dangerous lorries on the capital’s streets could be banned from next year after Transport for London (TfL) launched a new consultation.

Speed limit for HGVs to increase

24/07/2014

The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads will increase to 50mph next year.

HGV blind spot technology to be tested

24/04/2014

Blind spot safety technology that can be fitted to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be independently tested by TRL (Transport Research Laboratory).  

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