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 […]
DfT under fire over Brexit ferry deals as FTA prepares for the worse and Manston contingency is extended
MPs have accused the government of failing to respond to allegations that it illegally awarded ferry contracts to three operators as part of Brexit ‘no deal’ contingency plans.
The current limited drivers’ hours relaxation has been extended until 31 May “in response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains”.
Haulier support for a trial of 25 metre artics on UK roads is gathering momentum, but more operators need to voice their support if the government is to give it the green light, Kevin Buck, transport consultant and MD of Hazcomp, warned this week.