Transport minister Stephen Hammond has been culled from the cabinet by the PM in a government reshuffle. It comes just six months after taking Hammond took back responsibility for freight and logistics from Robert Goodwill. A Downing Street spokesperson told MotorTransport.co.uk that details of who would be taking over the role would be announced later today. At least a dozen other cabinet members have been affected in the prime minister’s reshuffle, including foreign secretary William Hague, who stepped down from […]
The road transport industry has been urged to create an industry-wide code of practice on cyclist safety and a clear programme of work to promote the enforcement of safety regulations.
The Transport Committee is seeking operators’ views on the future of UK road freight, ahead of a public evidence session on 3 July. The select committee, which recently found that London’s councils were unable to provide detail about Olympics enforcement policy, wants written evidence submitted by 27 June. Areas of debate include the government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network; fuel prices; theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime; winter resilience; drivers’ hours rules […]
The chancellor has held fuel duty in today’s Autumn Statement meaning no rise for a fifth year running but could have gone further, according to FairFuelUK (FFUK).