Acumen Distribution has grown its fleet of longer semi-trailers from four to 18 15.65m units. In June the Department for Transport admitted that it would be “highly unlikely” that its target of 1,800 longer semi-trailers would be on the road by the end of December 2013. It subsequently changed the application process to participate in the trial. Acumen said that following the changes it was able to obtain licences for a further eight 15.65m trailers from the DfT, and the […]
The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost.
The time limit for downloading data from a digital tachograph is to be extended from the current 56 days to 90 days by the end of this year, the DfT has confirmed.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) has secured a meeting with chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, on Monday (29 October) to discuss the 3ppl duty rise planned for January. The meeting will include senior Treasury officials and RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning, and will focus on the findings of economic research funded by the RHA on behalf of FFUK. “Carried out by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the modelling shows how fuel duty impacts on growth and employment in […]