The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather. Published on 22 July, the DfT’s Transport Resilience Review outlined a number of actions it would like the HA to take, including: completing its drainage asset inventory; consulting the freight sector over restrictions on vulnerable vehicles on some sections of the network during high winds; working with the Met Office to improve wind forecasts […]
Trade associations have welcomed London Councils’ decision not to introduce mandatory fitting of sideguards and class V and VI close-proximity mirrors aspart of its London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
Industry bodies are to collaborate on a new joint initiative to promote the road haulage industry, with a focus on improving its public image and attracting more employees.