The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws. The bridge was closed at midnight on 4 December after a crack in the steelworks led to it being deemed unsafe for use. The RHA said it was “deeply concerned” the Scottish government was failing to “fully appreciate” the knock on effects of the closure on the industry. Routes avoiding the bridge could […]
Pall-Ex has struck a deal with UK Mail Group to become the network of choice for UK Pallets customers, following the news yesterday that UK Pallets is to close.
The government is to sell its remaining stake in Royal Mail, completing the company’s journey from public-to-private road transport heavyweight.
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.