The RHA has welcomed the DfT’s decision to relax cabotage rules for car transporter firms during the new number-plate peaks in March and September, but warned that it should not be extended to other sectors. Roads minister Stephen Hammond said his decision to relax the rules and allow car transporters from abroad to continue operating in the UK for longer than allowed under cabotage rules, will ensure the industry can better deal with the peaks. Nick Deal, RHA car transporter […]
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Eddie Stobart said it would continue fighting to build a national distribution centre in Warrington after its latest application was refused by the Secretary of State.
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 […]