The RHA and FTA have welcomed a consultation into exempting mechanics that drive goods vehicles to test centres from the scope of the Driver CPC. The DSA launched the consultation after the associations wrote to roads minister Stephen Hammond, expressing concerns that the estimated 30,000 technicians nationwide would not be able to complete the training before the 2014 deadline. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning said: “In our view, the intention of the EU Legislation has always been that it applies […]
All Severn Crossing tolls are to be scrapped by the end of 2018, the government has confirmed.
The Liberal Democrats have blamed Brexit and the subsequent fall in the value of the pound since the vote for a 5ppl increase in the cost of fuel over the period, something they claim will be a longer term trend despite the current respite in UK pump prices.
Manufacturers must provide definitive timelines about when they intend to make heavier electric vehicles (EVs) available to operators if widespread take-up of the technology is to become a reality, according to the FTA.