The number of clandestines detected by Border Force almost doubled last year, according to the Home Office, although it refused to confirm how many were discovered at individual ports. The government said that in 2014 there were 1,463 stowaways found at UK ports and on board ferries. There were 782 discovered in 2013 and 654 in 2012. The figures do not include the many thousands detected at the juxtaposed controls in northern France. The Home Office has refused to detail […]
Road transport trade associations the FTA and RHA have welcomed the appointment of Beverley Bell as Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC). Bell, who has been acting STC since Philip Brown’s retirement last October, takes on her new role for at least the next four years. She will also continue as TC for the North West of England. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, says: “We welcome the appointment of Beverley Bell as STC, she knows the transport industry well and as acting […]
The RHA and local member Steve Porter Transport took a truck to Newport for the start of the Isle of Wight cylcing festival on 14 September to get cyclists in the cab and demonstrate the blind spots faced by LGV drivers. Part of the RHA’s cycle safety campaign, the initiative is part of a series of events bringing together cyclists and operators so both groups understand each other’s concerns.
The government has approved Leeds City Council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) plans, which will see pre-Euro-6 trucks charged £50 per day to enter.