A group of influential MPs has called for a significant increase in low emission zones across England’s major cities to tackle air pollution. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee this week called for dozens of towns and cities in England to become Clean Air Zones, broadly equivalent to London’s Low Emission Zone. The Select Committee believes the government needs to be bolder if it is to tackle England’s air pollution problem, which it is claimed kills up to 50,000 […]
6) Andrew Jones MP Title: Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport If you knew Andrew Jones before he became freight minister you were either well plugged in to the world of politics in North Yorkshire, or were familiar with him from his days working at Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.
In 2016 the UK road transport industry moved more freight by both weight and distance than it has ever done since modern records began According to newly published figures the UK road transport industry (excluding Northern Ireland) lifted freight amounting to 1.89 billion tonnes in 2016; a 15% increase year-on-year. This is the highest recorded collective weight since comparative records began in 1990.