The House of Commons Transport Committee has renewed its call for longer and more frequent emergency refuge areas on all-lane running (ALR) schemes, after an AA survey revealed more than a fifth of drivers rate ALR motorways as dangerous. The survey of 20,000 drivers, published this week, saw 22% of respondents identify ALR schemes as more dangerous than rural B roads (19%), which was second only in danger to unclassified narrow lanes (36%). Only 4% of respondents rated traditional motorways […]
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.
Acumen Distribution has put four more 15.65m longer semi-trailers on the road, taking the total number of trailers it operates under the DfT trial to 21.
RHA and FTA say Transport Committee report on driver shortage is “fair reflection” of industry’s issues
The RHA has said the Transport Committee report into the driver shortage, which said that current measures to tackle the issue are not enough to resolve it, is a “fair reflection” of the industry’s problems.