Yet another reshuffle at the DfT has seen local roads and traffic minister Robert Goodwill step away from road transport entirely. Under the move Goodwill’s responsibilities for local roads and traffic will be taken on by freight and logistics minister Andrew Jones, with Lord Ahmed of Wimbledon retaining responsibilities for road agencies (not Highways England). Goodwill as minister for state now has responsibility for aviation, martime, high speed rail and cycling. This is the latest in a series of reshuffles […]
The current limited drivers’ hours relaxation has been extended until 31 May “in response to unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains”.
The need for drivers to undergo HGV driver medicals is to be suspended – possibly for a year – as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter sent by MP Robert Buckland to a constituent.
Time is running out for HGV drivers and operators to oppose government plans to make lorry drivers legally liable in the event of a collision, the RHA warned this week.