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 head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
No end to the migrant crisis appears to be in sight for international vehicle operators crossing the Channel to the UK via Calais, after the town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart warned the problems there were not going to go away anytime soon. Her comments came as the UK’s Border Force confirmed there had been surge in the number of migrants caught in the first three months of this financial year attemting to make it to the UK.