The availability of trucks and drivers is now a critical issue threatening to stifle road transport’s recovery and hurt the wider UK economy, the MD of Pallet-Track has warned. Speaking to MT, pallet network boss Nigel Parkes described managing a return to growth within the industry and the networks themselves as a key challenge faced by all transport firms. “What you have had are operators cutting their cloth to survive. Where do those drivers and vehicles come from?” asked Parkes. […]
Michael Ellis has been appointed minister of state for transport, taking over the role from Jesse Norman, who has joined the Treasury after two years at the DfT.
Road tolling was a key topic discussed at a fringe seminar hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at this week’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has been replaced by Robert Goodwill at the DfT, as part of a series of changes that appear to increase ministers’ focus on rail services.