Road freight transport is the “lifeblood running through the veins of the British economy,” roads and freight minister Andrew Jones MP told MT this week. Jones was at the HORIBA-MIRA proving ground at the invitation of Motor Transport publisher Road Transport Media and Mercedes-Benz to get his first taste of driving HGVs. The minister tried his hand in an 8×4 Econic low cab tipper, a conventional Arocs 8×4 tipper and a top of the range 630hp 6×2 Actros tractor unit […]
TfL has “no plans” to reinstate a dedicated freight team for London, according to TfL transport commissioner Mike Brown.
Fuel duty will remain frozen this year, announced Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his Summer Budget this afternoon, following speculation that it would be increased.
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.