The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]
The chancellor has been criticised for not being bolder after he elected to freeze fuel duty in today’s Autumn Budget.
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
Both the RHA and FTA have welcomed the news that Vosa and the DSA are to merge into a single government agency from next year.