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 […]
The RHA has said that rather than sabre-rattling and pushing for powers to fine, local councils would be better served encouraging dialogue between residents and businesses if they want to cut the number of trucks breaching weight-limits.
The DfT has confirmed that trucks using equipment designed to cut their emissions, such as aerodynamic flaps, will soon be allowed to run up to a GVW of 45 tonnes.
The FTA has come out in favour of Manston Airport as a short to medium term contingency for Operation Stack, after it was revealed the government had paid approaching £6m to rent it.