Transport minister Robert Goodwill has called on the European Commission to consider introducing greater flexibility in the rules about Driver CPC (DCPC) training when it comes to the minimum seven-hour training periods currently required. In its official response to an EC call for evidence about the effectiveness of the DCPC, the DfT said it “would support greater flexibility to be applied to within reason enable periodic training courses to be delivered in less than seven hours (e.g. 2 x 3.5 […]
The FTA has urged TfL to create immediate incentives for greener freight vehicles, such as a reduced Congestion Charge, if it wants to accelerate its vision of London becoming the ultra-low-emission vehicle capital of Europe.
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
The DfT has achieved its original target of getting 1,800 longer semi-trailers on the roads, albeit almost five years after the scheme was first launched.