Government plans to centralise DVLA operations could lead to delays in taxing vehicles and the issuing of drivers’ cards, as well as creating additional administrative costs for operators, warns the FTA. Transport minister Mike Penning announced last week that 39 regional DVLA offices would close by the end of 2013, with all services shifted online, handled by intermediaries (such as local Post Offices) or via a centralised operation at Swansea. However, the FTA says local DVLA offices play a vital […]
Highways England failing hauliers over its management of the Strategic Road Network, new report finds
Poor road conditions and a failure to open major routes after incidents has led to low levels of satisfaction among hauliers about how motorways and A-roads meet their needs.
The legacy of last year’s successful Olympic and Paralympic Games will be collaboration, according to the head of the FTA.
The FTA has welcomed amendments to the design of the London Safer Lorries Scheme (SLS), revealed yesterday (29 July) by TfL, however it believes a one-size-fits-all regulation for commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes is not the best way to improve cyclist safety.