Roads minister Stephen Hammond has been replaced by Robert Goodwill at the DfT, as part of a series of changes that appear to increase ministers’ focus on rail services. Goodwill, previously a Conservative party whip is MP for Scarborough and Whitby, and was a farmer before starting his political career in Europe and then joining the UK parliament in 2005. He takes on Hammond’s role – officially as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport – with responsibilities including freight, […]
The DfT has relaunched its longer semi-trailer trial, following a consultation this summer, and in a significant concession, has said the market will be left to decide the mix of longer trailer variants within the scheme.
Tiger Trailers has appointed Richard Else, former manufacturing executive director at McLaren Automotive, as its manufacturing director.
Former energy minister John Hayes been named as transport minister, replacing the outgoing Stephen Hammond.