Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July. Greenwood, nominated by former chairwoman Louise Ellman, will formally take up position when the remaining members of the committee have been named by the House of Commons. In her statement to members ahead of ballot Greenwood said: “I have been heavily involved in transport policy for the last […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.
Operators have been invited to supply evidence to support an inquiry by the Transport Committee into the work of Vosa. Issues to be covered by the select committee include: what can be done to improve the standards of foreign-registered trucks operating in the UK; how the agency can better support the traffic commissioners; if arrangements for vehicle test sites can be improved; and implementation of the HGV Road User Levy Bill. The Committee, which last looked at Vosa in 2009, […]
Rob Flello, political champion of the haulage industry, has been ousted as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South by Conservative candidate Jack Brereton.