The Labour Party has told Motortransport.co.uk it cannot comment on how its plans to change the rail franchising system might affect rail freight services, if it were to come to power after the general election in May. Labour’s statement followed comments in February by shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher, who said that privatisation of the railways had been “a disaster” and promised to put the whole rail franchising model “in the bin”. Asked how these plans might impact on the […]
Former assistant whip Claire Perry MP has taken over responsibility for freight and logistics at the DfT.
The HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
Transport minister Claire Perry will give the opening speech and launch DHL’s gas-powered truck at MT’s Quiet Cities summit on 25 November.