Provisional traffic figures released by the DfT show light goods vehicles continued to outstrip other vehicle categories last year in terms of mileage growth. The figures suggest goods vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes GVW racked up 42.9 billion miles in the UK during 2013 – up nearly 4% on 2012 and 66% higher than in 1993. In comparison, heavy goods vehicles accounted for 15.7 billion miles last year, up 0.9% on 2012 and a 4% increase on 1993; while car […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
The highest recorded number of longer semi-trailers are either on the road or will be soon, months into the fourth year of the government’s longer semi-trailer trial.
Trade associations have welcomed the announcement that the Transport Committee has launched an investigation into skills and workforce planning in the road haulage industry.