Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned. In a new report on access to UK ports, the committee said there should be a presumption that significant improvements to access to ports would be publicly funded and that the DfT “could do more” to promote ports’ interests. The committee said it was “particularly concerned” by suggestions that UK ports were put at a […]
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.
The FTA has accused the Local Government Association (LGA) of “a cheap attempt to make headlines” after it claimed HGVs are pushing the state of local roads “over the edge”.
Current efforts to resolve the driver shortage will not be enough to prevent the looming skills crisis, the Transport Committee has said.