23 January 2020 #Features & Interviews #TNB News

Our cars, vans, trucks, buses and coaches are all becoming ever-more intelligent and connected and, as we know, the development of driverless technology is well underway. But it’s not just inside our vehicles where technology is helping to improve safety,

Readers of Transport News Brief  will be aware how much talk of ‘the future’ has been in the industry of late. Only last week European transport body IRU set up a forum to discuss how road freight  will change over

13 October 2014 #Policy #Top Stories

The International Road Transport Union (IRU), policymakers and industry stakeholders met at a conference on 9 October to discuss the next two decades of road freight transport. The conference decided to establish a ‘reflection group’, which will bring together industry

02 October 2014 #News #Policy #Top Stories

Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has opened the West Country’s first biogas filling station. in the West Country. The new facility will supply low-emission  fuel for HGVs, and support growing efforts across the region to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Demonstrating the ease and speed of

01 October 2014 #Policy #Top Stories

New EU rules have been adopted to ensure alternative fuel infrastructure is in place across Europe. Common standards for the design and use of alternative refuelling points have been proposed, with measures including a common charging plug for electric vehicles.

15 May 2014 #Policy #Top Stories

The European Commission says that smarter roads are needed to reduce the number of fatalities on rural networks. The announcement was made ahead of a number of consultations during European Road Safety Day, with the commission stating that focus needs

More money is being made available to councils to help fix roads damaged by the severe weather, but the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and councils say the network is in need of much more than patch-up jobs. The Department for

Tolls for the existing road network will not be put back on the agenda in any secret government plan, Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has assured the Transport Select Committee. Following government’s decision to scrap proposed tolls on the A14 earlier

Update Newsletter