More than half the spending on England’s transport network is going to London with the imbalance set to get worse, according to a report by Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The report Paying for Our Progress, published this week by IPPR North, reveals that whilst £1,943 is being spent per head in London on current or planned transport projects only £190 is being spent in Yorkshire, £220 in the North East and £680 in the North West £680. The […]
The RHA and FTA have expressed their frustration at the government’s failure to back calls for an HGV driver training fund in the Autumn Statement, and criticised the absence of a dedicated driving apprenticeship.
Transport for London (TfL) has held an Olympic briefing with members of the Association of Pallet Networks (APN) to build ties ahead of this summer’s Games. Despite APN representing eight networks consisting of more than 650 hauliers, chairman Paul Sanders has previously expressed frustration at a lack of engagement with Olympic organisers, which the event rectified. Sanders complimented TfL on bringing his members up to speed, and describes the meeting late last month as positive and productive, although he concedes […]
Cyclists will be able to get an HGV driver’s view of the road at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference next month.