Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell (right) has questioned whether a one-size-fits-all O-licence fee is still appropriate given the diversity in the type, scale and size of transport operations across today’s road transport industry. In the TCs’ annual reports for 2015/16, Bell noted that nearly three-quarters of goods and PSV O-licences were held by companies operating between one and five vehicles, and queried whether the current flat-rate licence fees for all operators were set at the right level. She said […]
The government is to sell its remaining stake in Royal Mail, completing the company’s journey from public-to-private road transport heavyweight.
HGVs are the most challenging road vehicles to transition to electric or hydrogen power, a practical and affordable solution is 20 to 30 years away. This is why major logistics companies across the UK are today switching away from diesel to biomethane gas as a transport fuel, which can be supplied as both gaseous and liquefied fuels.
With just over a month to go until prime minister Boris Johnson insists the UK will leave the EU deal or no deal the chief executive of the RHA Richard Burnett has told motortransport.co.uk that the government has failed to help the transport industry prepare for Brexit.