The government has revealed its intention to double cycling activity in the UK by 2025, publishing a ten-year plan setting out its goal. DfT’s Cycling Delivery Plan, published earlier today, outlines its goal of spending £10 a year on cycling per UK resident by 2021 at the latest, stating: “A real change in cycling cannot be achieved overnight, it requires strong leadership and commitment and vital long-term planning for incremental changes to take place until cycling becomes the norm for […]
The DfT remains fully committed to conducting a lorry platoon trial this year on UK roads, despite Daimler’s announcement this week that the commercial benefits of the technology appear negligible.
Post-Brexit salary threshold on immigration will lead to escalating skills shortage, government warned
The current industry skills shortage may not be resolved by proposals to reduce the salary threshold for immigration after Brexit – because HGV drivers are generally paid more than £30,000, according to Talent in Logistics.
Better educate drivers on how to use smart motorways and enforce penalties more strictly, says logistics industry
The haulage industry is calling on the government to make smart motorways safer by educating drivers on how to use them and ensuring that those drivers that fail to observe the rules are fined rather than warned.