The DfT has said a decision will be made in due course on the rigidity of the December deadline for operators to take up their allocations of longer semi-trailers as part of the government’s 10-year trial. It comes as the latest trial data shows that more than a year on from the trial’s start, vehicle special orders (VSOs) have been granted for only 420 longer semi-trailers out of the total 1,811 allocation. The longer variant (15.65m) is proving more popular, […]
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 […]
Wincanton has launched its fully-managed customer order delivery service for home improvement and garden retailer Homebase.
The government is to suspend all Clean Air Zones until at least January 2021, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.