Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.A spokesman for the government-owned company said: “We’ve got to get better information out to [hauliers] about roadworks. “It’s a really important relationship to us, and something Highways England will be keen to strengthen in the days and months to come.” Last week, the company published a five-year delivery plan, outlining £11bn of upgrades to the strategic road network […]
The Transport Committee has accused the DfT of “blatantly ignoring” its recommendations in regards the roll out of all-lane running across the motorway network, which one MP has said will “get people killed”.
16) Rob Flello MP Title: Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South Flello is the pre-eminent voice in Westminster when it comes to freight. Just before the election he said that it was “a largely misunderstood industry, often disregarded, or worse, by many in society, which sadly includes far too many MP’s and indeed ministers who don’t understand it”.
The industry has begun making plans to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, but hauliers have told motortransport.co.uk they also need the government to provide more regular updates on the spread of the virus.