TfL and London Councils progress plans to further improve lorry safety in London

Transport for London and London Councils are moving forward with plans to improve road safety in London by making changes to London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) based HGV safety permit scheme, following a decision made by London Councils Transport and Environment Committee. Under previously agreed arrangements, from 28 October 2024, HGVs over 12 tonnes will […]

HVS awarded £6.6 million to develop world’s first autonomous, zero-emission HGV for UK market

Hydrogen Vehicle Systems (HVS), a UK-based hydrogen-powered commercial vehicle innovator, today reveals that the consortium it leads, Hub2Hub, has been awarded £6.6 million to develop and deliver a revolutionary, world-first, autonomous zero-emission HGV for the UK market. Accelerating towards the next generation of transportation and logistics, the Hub2Hub consortium will create a self-driving heavy goods […]

£100m being spent to improve HGV facilities

The Roads Minister says lorry drivers will benefit from improved and safer rest areas and roadside facilities thanks to up to £100 million investment from industry and Government. Richard Holden has announced that from today (24 November), truck-stop and road service operators can bid for a share of the £32.5 million match-funding pot from the […]

£200 million boost to rollout of hundreds more zero-emission HGVs

The world’s largest fleet of zero emission HGVs will take to UK roads through plans to achieve cleaner air and greener jobs, while helping to keep costs down on consumer goods.   Transport Minister Trudy Harrison has revealed over £200 million of government funding will be injected into an extensive zero emission road freight demonstrator […]

UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the government has confirmed. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a world-leading pledge to end the sale of all polluting road vehicles within the next two decades. The UK will become the first country in the world to […]

Scotland’s Transport Commissioner calls for more funding

The person responsible for effective licensing and regulation of the commercial vehicle industries in Scotland is calling for extra resources to cope with implementing new legislation in the country. Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner Claire Gilmore says that her office has faced considerable extra pressure due to administering temporary bus service regulation in Scotland during the pandemic, […]


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