John Hayes has taken responsibility for freight and logistics following a reshuffle at the DfT, replacing Andrew Jones. The MP for South Holland and The Deepings will also be responsible for Highways England as well as the environment and technology. Hayes was previously a transport minister between July 2014 and May 2015 and was most recently at the Home Office. Andrew Jones only took on the freight brief in May 2015, replacing Claire Perry, who was in the role for […]
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.
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]