There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them. The ten-year longer semi-trailer trial was launched in 2012 with operators bidding for 1,800 allocations of 14.6m and 15.65m variants. All allocations had been issued at the begining of the year, but 400 had been subsequently returned, a DfT spokesman confirmed. A report complied by Risk Solutions, published in June, said It has taken two years to get […]
Jesse Norman remains minister for road freight at the DfT, as the line up of ministers and their responsibilities was finalised after Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle.
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, […]
The DfT has launched Quiet Deliveries guidance to help local communities and residents understand how out-of-hours deliveries work, the benefits they can provide, and how they can get involved in the planning process.