The decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport has been tentatively welcomed by the industry. While the general consensus is that it was the correct decision, there remain uncertainties that need clarification, according to road transport representatives. The decision to expand Heathrow was announced today (25 October) after years of what the Transport Committee described as “dithering”. Committee chairwoman Louise Ellman MP said: “After decades of dithering, the decision has been made and it is the right one. […]
With mounting pressure on a number of distribution operations, the government has taken steps to ease the pressure on drivers and transport operations to make sure that the supplies that we all need continue to get through.
Fashion retailer Asos has been dragged into the row over the high penalty charges applied by some retailers to suppliers whose vehicles deliver outside agreed times or present goods in what is deemed to be a non-compliant fashion.
The DfT has been lambasted by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for failing to ensure sufficient cross-channel freight capacity in the event of a no-deal Brexit.