The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s call to government to review “unacceptable” local authority parking enforcement, which is costing operators hundreds of thousands pounds a year in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). James Hookham, FTA managing director of policy and communications, who gave evidence to the committee, said that parking enforcement strategy needed a major overhaul, as it fails to distinguish between ‘parking provision’ for private cars and economic necessity of commercial deliveries. “No operator sets […]
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has praised Skills for Logistic’s (SfL) “innovative” new initiative to recruit armed forces personnel into the road transport sector. Speaking at the official launch of the Military Transitions to Logistics programme at London’s Imperial War Museum earlier this month, the minister added: “I’m delighted to be a part of it and wish it a huge success.” Hammond urged others within road transport to get involved with an initiative that hopes to entice 1,000 ex-services personnel into […]
Spaces are still available on a DfT-funded series of workshops aimed at helping hauliers prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]