The DVSA has now confirmed that it does approve of the new design of load restraint for the upper deck of double-deck curtainsiders developed by a Road Haulage Association (RHA)-led working group with input from various vehicle operators and trailer manufacturer Montracon. Apparently reversing a statement last week in which it said it “does not endorse any particular design”, the DVSA confirmed: “We approve of the concept put forward by RHA for securing pallets on upper decks”. The DVSA stressed, […]
A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent.
The DVSA has announced that its chief executive, Alastair Peoples, is to retire from the civil service in October.
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]