Senior traffic commissioner (TC) and TC for the North West Beverley Bell is to step down next year. Bell is to continue in her current roles until spring 2017 after being re-appointed by the DfT for another 12 months. However, she does not intend to seek reappointment next year. She said: “In reflecting on my work as STC I feel that real progress has been made in challenging times for traffic commissioners and operators alike. “I consider that, next spring, the […]
The government’s much anticipated report into improving air quality in the UK is released today (26 July). MT takes a look at the report and responses to it from across the industry.
The European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark believes operators should push the DfT to introduce “super” semi-trailers into in its longer semi-trailer trial. Peter Surtees, European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark, was speaking after the publication of a University of Huddersfield report on high capacity vehicles (HCVs) last week. Impact Assessment: High-Capacity Vehicles, which was sponsored by the firm, claims operators could cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions by between 11% and 19% per unit of load (on a pallet/km basis) by […]
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.