01 May 2019 #CV Sector #Policy #TNB News

The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that drivers who hold a category B driving licence may now operate alternative fuel vans, provided they complete a minimum of 5 hours additional relevant training. The new law comes as part of the

06 March 2019 #Bus and Coach #CV Sector #News #Policy #Truck

The government is to consult on options to ban older tyres from use on buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles and minibuses. The Department for Transport announced last week that it will begin a consultation on legislation to make it illegal

28 November 2018 #CV Sector #News #Policy #TNB News #Top Stories

Britain’s automotive talent is among the world’s most adaptable, with the industry’s long history of engineering excellence and strong labour relations the envy of competing nations, according to new research published by the Automotive Council. Urgent action is needed, however,

15 November 2018 #Bus and Coach #News #Policy #TNB News

A batch of 90 Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)-compliant Dial-a-Ride vehicles are entering service in London, based on the Mellor Tucana II easy-access low-floor minibus. The Tucana IIs are based on the Volkswagen T6 Transporter chassis, with a modern Euro

Whatever vehicle you drive, whether privately owned or part of a fleet, the responsibility for its overall roadworthiness lies with one person first and foremost – the driver. “As a professional driver, you have many legal obligations and driver’s walk

12 September 2018 #News #Policy #TNB News #Top Stories #Van

Sixteen of the UK’s biggest van fleet operators have signed up to a government-led initiative to increase the use of electric delivery vehicles. Ahead of the UK hosting the world’s first zero emissions vehicles summit this week, the companies announced

On Monday the Department for Transport published its Road to Zero strategy, outlining plans to accelerate the take up of Electric Vehicles (EVs) which features ambitious emissions targets for the automotive industry. As part of the Strategy, the government proposes

27 June 2018 #Bus and Coach #News #Policy #TNB News

The UK’s capital is to get the biggest individual double-decker bus fleet in Europe, with Transport for London (TfL) ordering 68 of the high capacity EVs to be launched across the city between now and summer 2019. It was also

13 June 2018 #News #Policy #TNB News #Top Stories

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has confirmed that the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand out to the North and South Circular roads from 25 October 2021. The new ULEZ will cover an area 18 times larger

Real-world testing of autonomous self-driving vehicles will soon begin on roads in central England, with another major partner signing up to the Midlands Future Mobility project. HORIBA MIRA, which incorporates the former Motor Industry Research Association, will apply advanced engineering,