Land Transport

On-road tests show gas trucks up to 5 times worse for air pollution

Land Transport - 2019-09-19

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) pollute the air up to five times more than diesel trucks, according to on-road tests commissioned by the Netherlands government...

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The European road transport system’s two possible futures

Land Transport - 2019-09-19

The European Commission’s proposals two years ago to improve traffic safety, reduce pollution, cut red tape for businesses and protect road workers led to sharp divisions between EU members over...

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There are now 51 million dirty diesel cars on EU’s roads

Land Transport - 2019-09-18

The number of dirty diesel cars and vans on European roads has reached 51m, four years after the Volkswagen scandal was exposed, a new report by green NGO Transport & Environment fi...

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IRU sets future direction for road transport in times of economic uncertainty and industry disruption

Land Transport - 2019-09-18

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has taken the lead in setting the global road transport agenda, by publishing a manifesto that calls on international organisations, governments and i...

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Turkish automotive exports to Russia on the rise

Land Transport - 2019-09-17

Turkey is set to increase automotive exports to Russia over the next several years under the upcoming trade liberalisation arrangement between the two countries...

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IRU calls for better skills matching to reduce labour shortages

Land Transport - 2019-09-13

IRU today joins European employers in calling on policy makers to implement measures that will improve skills matching and tackle the worrying trend of labour shortages across the continent...

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UK Treasury Yellowhammer Brexit Document Badly Received by Freight and Logistics Lobby

Land Transport - 2019-09-13

The leaking of the government 'Yellowhammer' document which predicts cross Channel trade to be restricted initially to between 40-60% of current levels from Day 1 after leaving in th...

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Freight Forwarding and Logistics Sector Representatives Concerned over Customs Processes

Land Transport - 2019-09-10

Worries Expressed for Post Brexit Computer Records Prompt Calls for Delay to CDS...

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New signage warns of no-deal changes

Land Transport - 2019-09-10

New motorway signs have been set up to warn hauliers about potential changes to customs processes in the event of a no deal Brexit on October 31st...

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FTA’s pressure yields post-Brexit connectivity for road and air freight – but still much to achieve

Land Transport - 2019-09-06

The 4 September 2019 proposal from the European Commission to modify the end date of its contingency measures on road haulage and aviation would give UK logistics operators welcome breathing spac...

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EU auto industry forms unlikely alliance with NGO on electric cars

Land Transport - 2019-09-06

Long-time adversaries Transport & Environment and ACEA have signed a partnership to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, as the auto industry seeks to rebrand with a focus ...

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Digital Monitoring of Truck Tyres Improves Safety and Costs for Road Haulage Operators

Land Transport - 2019-09-05

More Efficient Fleet Management Using Internet of Things...

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EU auto industry sets out pillars of work for new policy term

Land Transport - 2019-09-05

Brussels, 5 September 2019 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) launched its manifesto for the future of the EU auto industry during the ‘Leading the Mobility ...

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Mercedes vehicles pile up at German airport as supplier triggers bottleneck

Land Transport - 2019-09-04

Daimler has been forced to store thousands of undelivered Mercedes-Benz SUVs at a former military airport in northern Germany after issues with a supplier created delivery delays...

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Lorries face two day wait at Dover after no-deal Brexit, leaked documents warn

Land Transport - 2019-09-03

Lorries could be stuck at Dover for up to 48-hours in the event of a no-deal Brexit, which would pose a ‘clear and present danger’ to the UK supply chain, according to leaked government do...

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The Undersea Route for Freight Between the UK and the EU Claims to be Brexit Ready

Land Transport - 2019-09-03

As confusion continues amongst the political elite in London and Brussels the Channel Tunnel authorities have been at pains to point out that, no matter the result of the shenanigans in West...

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Have new tests uncovered the Dieselgate of the truck sector?

Land Transport - 2019-09-02

The emissions performance of Europe’s trucks is unreliable and often illegal...

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Horizon Europe should be ‘nothing less than zero’

Land Transport - 2019-09-02

A T&E analysis of a new EU funding programme for research and innovation has said ‘nothing less than zero’ greenhouse gases should be the guiding principle for projects which receive E...

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IOT in Logistics - Data is everything

Land Transport - 2019-09-02

The immediate gain of early adopters seems to outweigh the risks...

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Plug-in hybrids ‘may be needed on the road to decarbonising HGVs’

Land Transport - 2019-08-30

A new report from the Energy Technologies Institute suggests it will be difficult for the HGV sector to make the leap from combustion engine vehicles to 100% electric propulsion...

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