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 […]
The Treasury has suspended the HGV Road User Levy for a year to help hauliers recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
ParcelHero said the country’s courier firms were ready to resume their role in keeping the nation fed and provisioned should stricter lockdown rules be introduced next week.
The government is launching a new transport investment strategy which will create a Major Road Network and significantly boost local road improvement funding as part of wider plans to rebalance the UK’s economy.