The Metropolitan Police are to speak at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference next month. The event plans to highlight and address the issues operators are to face in the coming two to three years, and will include a talk from the Met on HGV regulation and police enforcement. The talk, to be led by the Commercial Vehicle Unit’s Rob Beckers, will also address the upcoming London Safer Lorry Scheme and how it will be enforced across the city. […]
The industry has welcomed the chancellor’s decision to cancel the planned September fuel duty rise, but says more still needs to be done to get the economy on the road to recovery.
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
New figures from the Office of Rail and Road have shown that rail freight deliveries are becoming more reliable, with just under 80% of freight trains arriving at their destination within 10 minutes of scheduled arrival time in 2014-2015.