Decision delayed on A1 upgrade again to consider multimodal alternatives

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has delayed his decision on National Highways A1 upgrade in Northumberland between Morpeth and Ellingham so more ‘multimodal alternatives can be considered first. The extension is in light of the written statement made by the Secretary of State on 26 May 2022 regarding the Union Connectivity Review. The proposed development comprises the […]

Case study: Re-flow field management review by Chapter 8 TM

Re-flow, provider of the award-winning field management software, had the chance to revisit the progress of its long-term client, Chapter 8 Traffic Management, and observe how the business has benefited from adopting their system. Their team has previously shared how they took Re-flow’s capabilities above and beyond to revolutionise their operational processes and cement their […]

ADEPT planning Live Labs 2 seminars

On 7 April, the Department for Transport announced the launch of Live Labs 2, with £30m of funding for a new three-year UK-wide programme. Since then, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport – ADEPT – has been working closely with DfT to finalise the format for the new programme which aims […]

National Highways warns of weekend closures on A21 Tonbridge bypass

National Highways is advising drivers travelling on the A21 in Kent to plan ahead as there will be a series of weekend closures to repair and improve the structures on the A21 Tonbridge bypass between Morley’s roundabout and Vauxhall interchange. The work will start with the first closures on 10 – 13 June 2022 between Morley’s roundabout and the […]

BEIS seeks views on semiconductor supply chain issues

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an enquiry into the semiconductor industry in the UK.   It says this is an opportunity that does not come around often so industry’s “involvement to help to influence the future vision and strategy of the UK semiconductor and associated industries is vital”. The backdrop for the […]

Uber Freight and Waymo Via partner “to accelerate the future of logistics”

Uber Freight and Google’s driverless division, Waymo Via, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to connect their technologies and deploy autonomous trucks at scale on the Uber Freight network. It says this partnership brings together “the power of Waymo’s autonomous driving technology with the scale of Uber Freight’s network and leading marketplace technology, unlocking a […]

Tarmac trials fuel innovation to drive HGV emissions savings

The building materials and construction solutions business Tarmac has begun a trial of a fuel conditioner as part of its corporate commitment reducing emissions across its nationwide fleet of heavy goods vehicles. Working with fuel technology specialist partner SulNOx Group Plc, the business is using a fuel additive on selected vehicles over a three-month period […]


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