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 […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
Trailer manufacturer Tiger Trailers has secured an order from 3PL Norbert Dentressangle for three, 15.65m longer semi-trailers.
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.