FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads. Following a consultation, the DfT last week gave the go-ahead to increase the maximum combination weight for tractors and trailers from 24.9 tonnes to 31 tonnes, while simultaneously raising the speed limit for conventional tractors from 20mph to 25mph. This government says changes were needed to reflect improvements in vehicle technology and to help UK farmers compete more effectively with other […]
With work currently taking place on London’s Cycle superhighway scheme, and ahead of the introduction of the London Safer Lorry Scheme in September, the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference will take place next month.
New figures from the Office of Rail and Road have shown that rail freight deliveries are becoming more reliable, with just under 80% of freight trains arriving at their destination within 10 minutes of scheduled arrival time in 2014-2015.
The DfT should stop trying to lay the blame for its shock cancellation of the A27 Chichester bypass scheme at the feet of the local authorities and reverse its decision, the RHA has said.