Scottish hauliers are up in arms about the “horrendous” extra costs they face because of the HGV ban on the Forth Road Bridge, which has been extended until the end of February. The bridge, originally scheduled to reopen to HGV traffic on 4 January after steelwork repairs, will reopen to all other vehicles from today (23 December), but HGVs will remain banned for more than two months. Andrew Black of Andrew Black Haulage and Storage told MotorTransport.co.uk: “The money we’ve […]
The Forth Road Bridge will not fully reopen to HGV traffic until mid-March, according to Scottish transport minister Derek Mackay.
Ford has become the latest CV manufacturer to sign up the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme. Launched in 2010, the voluntary scheme offers accreditation to those operators who can demonstrate high quality fleet management and systems compliance. Other CV manufacturers already signed up to Van Excellence, include Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Fiat and Isuzu. “We’re delighted to welcome Ford as a Van Excellence Partner” says Mark Cartwright, FTA head of vans and LCVs. “Our manufacturer partners now represent over half of the […]
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 […]