A public consultation has been launched into proposals for a new lorry parking area as an alternative to Operation Stack in Kent. It comes after an announcement by the chancellor George Osborne in his Autumn Statement that £250m was being made available to buy space in the county for HGVs, which could be used when Operation Stack would normally be invoked. The preferred site is at Stanford in Hythe, but the Highways England consultation will seek views on other potential […]
Logistics planning for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer will now have to be “done in a rush”, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has claimed.
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.