The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws. The bridge was closed at midnight on 4 December after a crack in the steelworks led to it being deemed unsafe for use. The RHA said it was “deeply concerned” the Scottish government was failing to “fully appreciate” the knock on effects of the closure on the industry. Routes avoiding the bridge could […]
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed a call by the European Commission for France and the UK to address the issue of excessive Channel tunnel rail freight charges.
The DfT has launched Quiet Deliveries guidance to help local communities and residents understand how out-of-hours deliveries work, the benefits they can provide, and how they can get involved in the planning process.
Operators face a potential triple whammy in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 25 November with cuts to spending on local roads, the DVSA’s enforcement budget and an increase in fuel duty on the cards.