Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned. In a new report on access to UK ports, the committee said there should be a presumption that significant improvements to access to ports would be publicly funded and that the DfT “could do more” to promote ports’ interests. The committee said it was “particularly concerned” by suggestions that UK ports were put at a […]
The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads.
Granting European lorry drivers temporary visas to help plug the HGV driver shortage would be nothing more than a sticking plaster, Unite warned this week.
Time is running out for HGV drivers and operators to oppose government plans to make lorry drivers legally liable in the event of a collision, the RHA warned this week.