Trade associations have expressed concern that the general election in June could prevent government tackling pressing industry issues. Prime minister Theresa May called for a general election to be held on 8 June earlier this week, and RHA chief executive Richard Burnett said the association was concerned about its implications for the road transport sector. He said: “We’re worried the campaigning could lead to hold-ups across a range of haulage industry issues, especially at a time when the new Trailblazer […]
London Councils’ transport committee chair was unable to explain what “light touch” enforcement will actually mean during the Olympics at a select committee evidence session last week (23 May). Responding to Transport Committee member Paul Maynard’s call for clarification over the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN), Catherine West said the capital’s councils had to strike a difficult balancing act between looking after residents and keeping the city running. West said: “Certainty over regulations? Clearly the freight industry understands what […]
While prime minister Boris Johnson dismisses custom delays between Britain and Ireland as “teething problems”, hauliers are telling a very different story.
A new law requiring truck manufacturers to measure and publish the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new lorries has been given the green light by MEPs.