Extra money announced by the government earlier this week for the repair of roads hit by weather damage is welcome – as long as it is spent wisely, the FTA has warned. On Sunday (9 March), transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced an extra £140m for such repairs, comprising an additional £36.5m for councils to fix the roads most damaged by sever weather and another £103.5m being made available more generally to all councils across England. To qualify for the extra […]
London mayor Boris Johnson has abandoned plans to introduce a Euro-4 NOx standard for trucks operating in the London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in 2015, but buses will still have to comply.
The FTA has poured cold water on suggestions that operators could perform annual roadworthiness tests on their own vehicles.
Two leading logistics firms have questioned plans for a new residential development in Yorkshire that would involve the construction of a new primary school and numerous homes adjacent to their operating sites. Clipper Logistics and Potter Group have both written to Selby District Council to question the planned Olympia Park development, which would include 985 homes and various leisure facilities including restaurants, sports and play areas, allotments and a public house. The development, for which a planning application was submitted […]