The highest recorded number of longer semi-trailers are either on the road or will be soon, months into the fourth year of the government’s longer semi-trailer trial. Latest figures from a report by Risk Solutions show that 91% (1,641) of the trial’s target of 1,800 trailers are registered on Vehicle Special Orders (VSOs). Of these, 84% are the longest available – 15.65m – with just 16% of the overall figure representing the 14.6m option. The figures are a significant increase […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
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.
The financial standing system should be completely reviewed when the UK leaves the EU, according to the FTA.