Trade associations have welcomed the government’s plan to reform the Highways Agency, and the unveiling of the watchdogs that will be charged with ensuring the new private entity delivers. Gerry Keaney, chief executive at the BVLRA, said: “We welcome the reform of the Highways Agency and the government’s desire to introduce a more long-term approach to funding, maintaining and improving the UK’s strategic road network. “The creation of a roads monitor and road user watchdog are a sensible next step […]
Skills for Logistics (SfL) has started the roll-out of its Logistics Guild and revealed it will be free to join. The modern day guild, which MT revealed had secured funding last month (17 September), is described as “a member network run by members”. It is intended to meet the development needs of the 2.4 million people that work in logistics. “The guild will build the self-esteem of many workers in the sector and improve its image,” SfL chief executive Mick […]
A permanent lorry parking area with space for 3,600 lorries in Kent has been given the green light as a long term solution to the problems caused by Operation Stack.