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, […]
Wincanton has won an eFulfiment contract with Homebase to provide what it describes as “a fully managed customer delivery service”.
Operators across the UK are expected to lower subcontractor rates in light of falling fuel prices, said the RHA, after it emerged Wincanton’s general haulage operation had reviewed subcontractor rates for this reason.
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]