Biscuit and cake manufacturer United Biscuits has estimated it will save 450,000 truck miles and reduce carbon emissions by 618 tonnes a year after extending the number of longer semi-trailers it runs from 20 to 62. The firm, which took receipt of the last of 42 additional longer semi-trailers in June, says the 15.65m insulated curtainsiders will be of “significant benefit”, given its relatively lightweight product range. UB head of distribution Rob Wright told Motortransport.co.uk the trailers, which are based […]
Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT.
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.