The Transport Committee is seeking operators’ views on the future of UK road freight, ahead of a public evidence session on 3 July. The select committee, which recently found that London’s councils were unable to provide detail about Olympics enforcement policy, wants written evidence submitted by 27 June. Areas of debate include the government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network; fuel prices; theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime; winter resilience; drivers’ hours rules […]
Rob Flello, political champion of the haulage industry, has been ousted as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South by Conservative candidate Jack Brereton.
John Hayes has taken responsibility for freight and logistics following a reshuffle at the DfT, replacing Andrew Jones.
The speed limit on Highways England roadworks is to increase from 50mph to 60mph following extensive trials.