The road haulage industry boosted its efficiency last year, according to new statistics from the DfT. The department’s Domestic Road Freight Statistics for 2015 reported a 12% increase in the goods carried by HGVs over the year compared to 2014, to 152 billion tonne kms. However the miles travelled by HGVs for the same period grew by just 9% to 18.4 billion kms, the difference between the percentages suggesting the industry performed more efficiently year-on-year. The RHA’s director of policy […]
16) Rob Flello MP Title: Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and MP for Stoke-on-Trent South Flello is the pre-eminent voice in Westminster when it comes to freight. Just before the election he said that it was “a largely misunderstood industry, often disregarded, or worse, by many in society, which sadly includes far too many MP’s and indeed ministers who don’t understand it”.
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