Former assistant whip Claire Perry MP has taken over responsibility for freight and logistics at the DfT. She was appointed to the role in the recent ministerial reshuffle, which also saw John Hayes replace Stephen Hammond as the minister responsible for roads. Hammond was responsible for freight and logistics before being replaced by Hayes, but the recent ministerial reshuffle has seen a reorganisation of ministers’ responsibilites at the department. As well as freight and logisitcs, Perry, the Conservative MP for […]
UK-registered goods vehicles’ share of the international road freight market has fallen to a fresh low of just 13%, new figures from the DfT have shown.
The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost.
Government policy on who should pay for transport infrastructure relating to ports is “confused in practice and conceptually flawed,” the Commons Transport Committee has warned.