The Highways Agency has launched a national awareness campaign designed to encourage drivers to slow down and take proper care in roadworks. The campaign, which includes a national radio advertising programme that began on Monday 21 October and runs into early November, is intended to drive down workplace accidents among construction workers, project managers and traffic officers. In 2012-2013, one Highways Agency employee was killed, 17 were seriously injured and 27 suffered injuries. There was a further fatality, 26 serious […]
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
A government ban on truck drivers taking any break other than a 45-minute rest period in seven Kent boroughs from January next year has been slammed by the freight industry.
16) Rob Flello MP Title: Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South Flello is the pre-eminent voice in Westminster when it comes to freight. Just before the election he said that it was “a largely misunderstood industry, often disregarded, or worse, by many in society, which sadly includes far too many MP’s and indeed ministers who don’t understand it”.