The RHA is concerned about proposals to reduce the width of roads in Northamptonshire to prevent lorries using them. The county council has said it has to save £140m over the next four years due to government cuts and that innovative ideas, such as narrowing, some roads would help save money. A public consultation runs until 1 December. Proposals also include 20mph speed limits and routes reclassified as “local lanes” to maintain the condition of the road surface. A council […]
The road to zero carbon emissions will need big changes to the refuelling and charging infrastructure, according to industry specialists attending last week’s CM Show who agreed that hydrogen is now a viable alternative to electric.
Hauliers have six weeks to make their views known to Sheffield City Council on its plans to introduce a charging clean air zone (CAZ), which will see non Euro-6 HGVs paying a £50 daily charge to enter the city centre but cars going free.
The Transport Committee is seeking operators’ views on the future of UK road freight, ahead of a public evidence session on 3 July. The select committee, which recently found that London’s councils were unable to provide detail about Olympics enforcement policy, wants written evidence submitted by 27 June. Areas of debate include the government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network; fuel prices; theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime; winter resilience; drivers’ hours rules […]