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Tag : DfT

New tech gets tough on drink drivers

3 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers over the limit will face an increased chance of being prosecuted under new roadside breathalyser technology being explored.

Government expected to confirm 2040 ban on non-ULEVs

5 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has rebuffed rumours that the its forthcoming Road to Zero strategy will mean only plug-in hybrid, electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles … Read More »

DfT to explore safety implications of driverless cars at Brake event

5 months ago / 0 comments

Brake has announced the agenda for its 2018 Fleet Safety Conference, which will see experts including from the Department for Transport speak on key road safety … Read More »

Deadline set for councils’ air quality plans

6 months ago / 0 comments

The UK Government has told 32 councils that they must submit timetabled plans by the end of July, aimed at bringing nitrogen dioxide pollution back under … Read More »

Councils get green light to introduce roadworks charging

7 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has given the go-ahead for nationwide rollout of roadworks charging in a move to cut congestion.

Plans for online accident reporting could save fleets time and money

8 months ago / 0 comments

Department for Transport plans for drivers to have the ability to report road traffic accidents (RTAs) online have gone under public consultation and could bring a number of … Read More »

Campaign to charge HGVs per mile underway

8 months ago / 0 comments

A campaign is calling for the charge to heavy goods vehicles to reflect their impact on UK roads, the environment and other road users.

Growing cap between conditions on England’s local roads

8 months ago / 0 comments

Conditions on local authority-managed ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ roads in England have gradually improved over the last decade, while unclassified roads have declined.

DfT mulls roll-out of roadworks charging

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport is to continue with two inaugural lane rental schemes as it considers rolling out the roadworks charging concept to other areas in … Read More »

DfT opens competition for connected vehicle data funding

9 months ago / 0 comments

Telematics devices and phone sensors could be deployed on council vehicles on English road to report on potholes under Department for Transport plans.

Investment in smart ticketing as Transport for the North gets go ahead

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has confirmed that the Transport for the North will get pioneering legal powers as it becomes the first sub-regional transport body in … Read More »

Lost Vehicle Excise Duty revenue hits £107m

10 months ago / 0 comments

New government figures show car tax evasion has continued to increase since the 2014 abolition of the tax disc in 2014.

Government-backed app aims to cut car use

10 months ago / 0 comments

The Transport Select Committee is investigating ways to launch an all-encompassing transport app, aimed at making shared and public mobility as easy as using a car.

DfT clarifies 2040 ‘electric vehicle’ sales ambitions

10 months ago / 0 comments

All cars and vans sold in the UK from 2040 will need at least full hybrid technology and the ability to drive only using electricity, the … Read More »

Government makes £15m available for low-emission vehicle R&D

12 months ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has launched a competition of £15m in funding for research into low-emission technology for lorries, as well as cars and vans.

‘Green’ E10 petrol could increase fuel bills for fleets

1 year ago / 0 comments

The possible introduction of a new ‘green’ unleaded petrol variant could bring higher fuel bills for fleets, experts warn.

Government plans to charge utility companies for digging up roads

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Government is running a consultation on allowing local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour during road works in a move to cut congestion.

Drivers more inclined to change travel behaviour

1 year ago / 0 comments

Willingness amongst drivers to consider alternative forms of transport is on the rise, new DfT research indicates.

Today in Fleet – Friday 25 August

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Today in Fleet – Thursday 24 August

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Make rural driving compulsory for learners, says Brake

1 year ago / 0 comments

Introducing mandatory lessons on rural roads for learner drivers could reduce fatalities and serious injuries on UK roads, according to Brake…

Today in Fleet – Thursday 3 August

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All the key news in fleet… Free SME guide on creating an SMR policy Allstar Business Solutions has created a new guide to help SMEs with … Read More »

DfT mulls changes to gross weight limits for electric vans

1 year ago / 1 comments

The Department for Transport is considering raising the weight threshold for light commercial vehicles from 3.5 tonnes to 4.25 tonnes to offset their heavier drivetrains, in … Read More »

Government air quality plans: what you need to know

1 year ago / 0 comments

As the UK government sets out its plans to curb air quality issues across the UK, Alex Grant picks out the key points for fleets.

Today in Fleet: Friday 21 April

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All the key news in fleet… AA telematics solution can pre-empt up to a third of breakdowns The AA is to launch a new telematics device … Read More »

Today in Fleet – Wednesday 19 April

1 year ago / 1 comments

All the key news in fleet… SEAT reports best Q1 fleet results Continued growth in the true fleet channel helped SEAT UK Fleet secure its best … Read More »

Councils encouraged to bid for £490m road funding

1 year ago / 0 comments

Local authorities can now bid for a share of £490m to target congested local roads.

DfT outlines £220m spending to cut congestion

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Department for Transport has announced initial details of how £220m will be spent to cut congestion on the national road network.