The number of LGVs licensed for use on Great Britain’s roads fell almost 10% between 2007 and 2012, new figures from the DfT have shown. At the end of 2007, there were 510,800 licensed LGVs over 3.5 tonnes GVW but by the end of last year, that had fallen to 460,600. Licensed numbers of goods vehicles have now fallen every year for five years, shows the report, with the biggest drop coming in 2009 – the first full year after […]
Higher prices for goods and services resulting from the effects of rush-hour congestion on business are costing every UK household around £100 a year, a new report from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has suggested. The report found sitting in congestion was costing the UK’s commuting households around £456 apiece or a combined total of £3.9bn a year, taking both direct and indirect costs into account. The direct costs – essentially additional fuel and lost time – […]
Standards of compliance remain a pressing problem in the light commercial vehicle sector, judging by a recent crackdown on the M4 in which more than 100 fixed penalties were issued for a range of road traffic offences.
Cross-channel rail services supplier Groupe Eurotunnel has said it will challenge the Competition Commission over its provisional findings that passengers and freight customers could face higher prices because of its expansion into ferry services on the Dover-Calais route.