John Hayes has taken responsibility for freight and logistics following a reshuffle at the DfT, replacing Andrew Jones. The MP for South Holland and The Deepings will also be responsible for Highways England as well as the environment and technology. Hayes was previously a transport minister between July 2014 and May 2015 and was most recently at the Home Office. Andrew Jones only took on the freight brief in May 2015, replacing Claire Perry, who was in the role for […]
RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has congratulated the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps for his part in the re-opening of the UK-French border but warned that the situation is far from resolved and that hundreds of drivers may not make it home for Christmas.
Operators relying on older fleet tracking systems should consider upgrading their technology to avoid “major blackouts” as the UK’s mobile networks begin to phase out 2G, warned one service provider.
Home secretary Priti Patel is looking into the issue of safe parking for lorry drivers after meeting with Freightlink Europe director Lesley O’Brien.