transport policy

13 November 2014 #Top Stories

The transport industry has welcomed comments made by the Prime Minister about a ‘roads revolution’ that will see £15 billion invested in the motorway network over the next six years. Speaking at the CBI Conference this week, David Cameron said

05 November 2014 #Top Stories

Transport Minister Patrick McLoughlin has praised the bus manufacturing and component supply industry in the UK. At a speech delivered today (5 November) during the Euro Bus Expo at Birmingham’s NEC, he drew attention to the ‘challenging’ environment facing the

30 October 2014 #Features & Interviews

A staggering 27% of European truck fleets recently surveyed made no use of telemetry whatsoever with another 16% making very restricted use of what is now widely-accepted technology. These were among the most surprising findings of research conducted on behalf

28 October 2014 #Bus and Coach #Sales #Top Stories #Truck #Van

September saw the 13th consecutive month of commercial vehicle registration increases across the EU, according to new figures. Data from European manufacturers’ association ACEA shows a month-on-month increase of 13.2% across all sectors, totalling 181,436 units. Light commercial vehicles (LCVs)

27 October 2014 #Bus and Coach #Top Stories

The Scottish Government has allocated £3.7 million towards the cost of purchasing 83 low-emission buses. Nine bus operators have been awarded funding through round five of the Scottish Green Bus Fund. This year’s successful bidders include: First Glasgow, Wilson’s of

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

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

Following a recent study by London-based think-tank LowCVP on the subject of ‘fuel decarbonisation’, a new Transport Energy Task Force has been established. The Task Force will help the government to formulate options for meeting the 2020 renewable energy directive

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.

28 August 2014 #Top Stories

From 1 September 2014, the DVSA has vowed to take a ‘more robust approach’ to commercial vehicles with defective fuel systems. Following a Highways Agency (HA) report on the effect of diesel fuel spills on the road network, the Department

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