The Transport Committee has said the government’s transformation of the Highways Agency (HA) into something akin to Network Rail is an unnecessary and potentially costly mistake. Publishing its Better Roads report in response to the government’s Roads Command Paper from July 2013, the cross-party committee of MPs gave the plans, which will see the HA become a state owned private company or ‘GoCo’ (government company), the thumbs-down. “We are not convinced by the case for establishing the Highways Agency as […]
The Motor Transport team considers what impact the UK coming out of the EU might have on road transport in a special edition of the Motor Transport Podcast.
Treasury minister Danny Alexander has pledged to review FairFuelUK’s (FFUK) economic report, which shows that the planned 3ppl duty rise in January will result in 35,000 job losses and reduce GDP growth by 0.1%. During a landmark meeting yesterday (29 October) with FFUK and its major backers the FTA and RHA, the chief secretary to the Treasury made a firm commitment to look closely at the Impact of fuel duty on the macro-economy report, produced by the National Institute for […]
DHL Supply Chain will insure itself while running autonomous trucks in the Transport Research Laboratory’s (TRL) £8.1m trial of platooning trucks in the UK.