Operators can now apply for the new round of permits to run longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the extension to the trial announced earlier this year. The DfT has extended the original 10-year trial by five years, and made permits available for an additional 1,000 LSTs. The permits allow the holder to run either 15.65m or 14.6m trailers, on the condition that they report data from their operation back to the DfT. Permits for the new wave of trailer […]
Government plans to make HGV drivers bear the greatest responsibility for road safety have been condemned as “extremely dangerous” by the RHA this week.
The Transport Committee has accused the DfT of “blatantly ignoring” its recommendations in regards the roll out of all-lane running across the motorway network, which one MP has said will “get people killed”.
The government has relaxed EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for hauliers involved in the delivery of food and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.