The highest recorded number of longer semi-trailers are either on the road or will be soon, months into the fourth year of the government’s longer semi-trailer trial. Latest figures from a report by Risk Solutions show that 91% (1,641) of the trial’s target of 1,800 trailers are registered on Vehicle Special Orders (VSOs). Of these, 84% are the longest available – 15.65m – with just 16% of the overall figure representing the 14.6m option. The figures are a significant increase […]
The chancellor has frozen fuel duty in his Autumn Statement today, meaning the scheduled rises scheduled for January and April next year will no longer take place. George Osborne gave no hint of a cut but said fuel would only see “inflation only rises” until September – effectively meaning the April 2013 increase has been deferred to 1 September 2013. PriceWaterhouseCoopers forecast the move would cost the public coffers £6bn, although research commissioned by campaign group FairFuelUK argued the planned […]
The DSA is to work with the industry to develop a revised process for approving Driver CPC training courses.
A road upgrade programme in Belfast, which was to be largely funded by the EU, has been put on hold following the referendum.