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 […]
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.
Labour is calling on the government to “reverse its reckless decision” to give the go-ahead for a ten-year trial of longer semi-trailers. In a statement outlining the opposition’s current road transport policy, shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle MP says ministers must “stop being dogmatic” and examine evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the move towards 14.6m and 15.65m trailers could lead to more cyclist casualties. She adds that Labour would use money from the proposed lorry road user […]
Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT.