Labour is calling on the government to “reverse its reckless decision” to give the go-ahead for a ten-year trial of longer semi-trailers. In a statement outlining the opposition’s current road transport policy, shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle MP says ministers must “stop being dogmatic” and examine evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the move towards 14.6m and 15.65m trailers could lead to more cyclist casualties. She adds that Labour would use money from the proposed lorry road user […]
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.
Former RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning has said he does not expect to see “wholesale changes” to the way the traffic commissioners (TCs) operate after being appointed as a special advisor to a government review into their role.