A reshuffle of the DfT ministers has moved Claire Perry away from her responsibility for freight and logistics, despite her moving into the role just six months ago. She is replaced by Andrew Jones, Conservative MP for the Harrogate and Knaresborough area. Perry is to take responsibility for rail in her new position. The new line up follows the re-appointment of Patrick McLoughlin as secretary of state for transport last week. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has also joined the department, […]
Government plans to evolve the current HGV Road User Levy into a green tax have raised the hackles of the freight industry.
The DfT has launched Quiet Deliveries guidance to help local communities and residents understand how out-of-hours deliveries work, the benefits they can provide, and how they can get involved in the planning process.
Operators can now apply for the new round of permits to run longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the extension to the trial announced earlier this year.