Patrick McLoughlin will remain in the role of secretary of state for transport as part of the new Conservative government, it has been confirmed. The announcement came as the reappointed prime minister David Cameron reshuffled the cabinet for his coming term in office, following his election victory last week. McLoughlin, who was voted back into the Derbyshire Dales seat in last week’s election with 52% of the constituency’s votes, was first appointed to the role in 2012. He made news […]
The DfT’s new transport minister, Andrew Jones MP has said that the industry “has some catching up to do” as the number of women working in road transport is “tiny” compared to the number of men.
Department for Transport minister Robert Goodwill on why the commencement of the HGV Road User Levy today (1 April) means a fairer deal for UK hauliers competing against foreign-registered rivals.
The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship.