Acumen Distribution has grown its fleet of longer semi-trailers from four to 18 15.65m units. In June the Department for Transport admitted that it would be “highly unlikely” that its target of 1,800 longer semi-trailers would be on the road by the end of December 2013. It subsequently changed the application process to participate in the trial. Acumen said that following the changes it was able to obtain licences for a further eight 15.65m trailers from the DfT, and the […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
The FTA has welcomed plans by the French authorities to dismantle a substantial part of the migrant camp in Calais in the next few days.
The DfT should stop trying to lay the blame for its shock cancellation of the A27 Chichester bypass scheme at the feet of the local authorities and reverse its decision, the RHA has said.