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 […]
FTA chief executive David Wells has written to chancellor George Osborne asking him to cut fuel duty ahead of the emergency budget this Wednesday (8 July).
The availability of trucks and drivers is now a critical issue threatening to stifle road transport’s recovery and hurt the wider UK economy, the MD of Pallet-Track has warned.
The RAC has called on all major political parties to say in the run-up to the next general election what they intend to do about four key transport concerns – the high cost of fuel, the poor state of the UK’s roads, the need for better enforcement of driving behaviour, and the issue of expensive and inadequate parking facilities.