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All New Vehicles to be Zero Emission in the UK by 2040

All New Vehicles to be Zero Emission in the UK by 2040

Zero-Emission Vehicles The UK has confirmed that all new HGVs in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040. Furthermore, by 2035, the UK has committed to phasing out all-new non-zero-emission HGV’s weighing 26 tonnes or less. This is in addition to the UK’s 2030 phase out...

Autumn Budget 2021

Autumn Budget 2021

Budget 2021 The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his third Budget on 27 October 2021. In his speech he set out the plans to "build back better" with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. Main Budget proposals Tax measures include: a new temporary...

Government plans to create additional 50,000 lorry tests

Government plans to create additional 50,000 lorry tests

On 10th September the government announced plans of how they will create an additional 50,000 lorry tests to tackle the current HGV driver shortage. The government plan to make changes to tests that will come into force as soon as possible. Industry leaders supported...

Department for Transport open letter to UK Logistics Sector

Department for Transport open letter to UK Logistics Sector

The Department for Transport has issued an open letter to the UK Logistics Sector regarding the current HGV driver shortage. The letter outlines the government's plans on how they will help tackle the problem. The first measure referenced in the letter is regarding...

Why is there an HGV driver shortage?

Why is there an HGV driver shortage?

What has caused a driver shortage? There are many factors that have contributed to the shortage of HGV drivers. The global pandemic has certainly been a major issue as many European drivers decided to return home, with haulage companies reporting that only a fraction...

The government announce plans to restructure network rail

The government announce plans to restructure network rail

The government has recently announced plans that a new state-owned body called Great British Railways is proposed to replace Network Rail in what is being called the biggest shakeup in the rail sector for almost 25 years. Under the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, from...