Trade associations have welcomed the announcement that the Transport Committee has launched an investigation into skills and workforce planning in the road haulage industry. The investigation, announced at the end of last week, will address what the government has or has not done to tackle the UK’s HGV driver shortage. The select committee said it was looking to hear evidence from the DfT on: whether there is a shortage and the extent to which it is affecting the industry; the […]
Industry experts have accused TfL of putting the cart before the horse with its Direct Vision Standard (DVS).
The government has called on the freight industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2025, while conceding that diesel can be a sensible choice for the sector while vehicle technology advances.
Vital rail and road upgrades that will create jobs, increase connectivity and boost the economy will be delivered more quickly thanks to the launch of a new ‘Acceleration Unit’, transport secretary Grant Shapps announced today (21 August).