Jesse Norman remains minister for road freight at the DfT, as the line up of ministers and their responsibilities was finalised after Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. Norman has maintained his role as minister for road freight and roads, and is also responsible for electric and autonomous vehicles; walking and cycling; and aviation, in the House of Commons. New entry to the department Jo Johnson has been given responsibility for transport in London, as well as rail and industrial relations. Nusrat […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators.
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.