Department for Transport minister Robert Goodwill on why the commencement of the HGV Road User Levy today (1 April) means a fairer deal for UK hauliers competing against foreign-registered rivals. Doing all we can to help UK businesses thrive has been the government’s priority since we were elected in 2010. Since then we have cut red tape and provided support where it’s most needed and now we have done our bit for the UK haulage industry by introducing the HGV […]
The government will “look into funding support” for hauliers to recruit and train new drivers as part of George Osborne’s 2015-16 budget plan.
New guidance on the breaks required under the drivers’ hours and working time rules is to be published later this year by the DfT in an effort to address confusion between the two.
The DfT has been lambasted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for failing to ensure sufficient cross-channel freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit.