Essex County Council is urging freight operators to have their say over the future of the A120 between Braintree and the A12. It wants the freight sector’s views on five proposed alternatives for a dual-carriageway link on the major east to west route used by HGVs travelling to Harwich and Felixstowe ports. Essex County councillor Kevin Bentley said: “The A120 is a key route for HGVs transporting goods to and from a wealth of local businesses, ports and airports across […]
Highways England failing hauliers over its management of the Strategic Road Network, new report finds
Poor road conditions and a failure to open major routes after incidents has led to low levels of satisfaction among hauliers about how motorways and A-roads meet their needs.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]
The Conservative Party has insisted that investment in Britain’s road network will be “the big thing that will decide our country’s future”.