Enforcement of the HGV Road User Levy in Northern Ireland is to begin on Monday (17 November), the Department of the Environment (DoE) has confirmed, six-months after enforcement in the rest of the UK began. Earlier this month the Northern Ireland Assembly voted against a motion opposing the introduction of the levy in the country, putting legislation in place to allow enforcement to begin. FTA policy and membership relations manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny, told Motortransport.co.uk that while “a […]
DfT officials have been accused of ignoring ministers’ wishes in a move likened to a scene from TV series ‘Yes Minister’ after the department shelved plans this week for a trial of 25-metre articulated trucks whilst it carries out a safety review of the vehicle. The decision brings to an abrupt halt plans mapped out by transport minister Baroness Vere and Denby Transport chairman Dick Denby, pictured, for a Section 44 permit to be issued to enable Denby Transport’s 25.25m […]
Supermarket chain Iceland has reduced its operational carbon footprint by nearly three quarters (74%) since 2011, ensuring it is well ahead of schedule to hit the government’s target of being carbon neutral by 2050.
The Malcolm Group is planning to boost its fleet of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) as the government gives the green light to their widespread use on Britain’s roads.