Brian Yeardley Continental has warned that the closure of the Folkestone Harbour and Alconbury truckstops, combined with the shutting down of French truckstops near Calais, could force UK drivers to exceed driving hours. Hauliers have suffered a slew of truckstop closures in recent weeks, in the UK and France. The A1(M) Alconbury truck stop closed earlier this month, after owner Maritime Transport’s decision to use it for its own, expanding fleet. This was followed by news that Folkestone Harbour truck […]
The organisers of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have said they have released details regarding the Games Route Network (GRN) but the Freight Transport Association has said its members still require more information.
A police operation which used an unmarked lorry to target large commercial vehicles in the Lincolnshire area of the A1 has resulted in 32 trucks being stopped over a three-day period.
More of the £500m being set aside for encouraging the take-up of ultra low emission vehicles should be allocated to freight vehicles, the FTA has suggested.