The time limit for downloading data from a digital tachograph is to be extended from the current 56 days to 90 days by the end of this year, the DfT has confirmed. In a document summarising responses to a series of proposals made in late 2012 to help reduce red tape in the transport sector, the DfT said it had decided to adopt the European time limit for vehicle unit downloads of 90 days after consulting with a number of […]
The DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on compliance.
Harlequin Logistics is now running about a dozen 15.65m trailers on its Kellogg’s operation, as part of the government’s 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers. Four of the five members of the year-old haulier consortium – Currie European, John Raymond Transport, Jack Richards & Son and Prestons of Potto – are running the longer trailers for the cereal giant, shipping loads from Manchester throughout the UK. The 3.04m-high SDC Trailers can carry 60 pallets rather than the normal 52, said Currie’s […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.