The DfT has revealed the abolition of the paper driving licence will be delayed until 8 June this year. Motortransport.co.uk reported last year that plans to do away with the paper part of the driving licence from January had been put on hold, after opposition from trade associations concerned it would actually increase the burden on hauliers. Trade bodies, including the FTA and vehicle hire body the BVRLA, raised operational concerns about the original proposal. This would have forced anyone […]
No-deal Brexit: Border controls to be ditched and emergency measures enacted, as UK runs out of time
A no-deal Brexit will see border controls ditched and emergency measures to control queues put in place, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
The DfT has said it wants to see more HGV operators adopting measures to improve the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists – but has stopped short of backing a call for an industry-wide code of practice on the issue.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.