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 […]
Plans to increase the cost of red route penalty charge notices (PCNs) in London have been blocked by transport secretary Chris Grayling.
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.
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 […]