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 […]
The government has ruled out funding HGV licence acquisitions to ease the current driver shortage in the UK, according to DfT minister Lord Ahmed.
The future of Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory is jeopardised by high manufacturing costs and Brexit, according to owner PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares.
Direct Vision Standard is no “silver bullet” to tackling HGV and cyclist collision, say industry bodies
The mayor’s Direct Vision Standard plans that will ban ‘off-road’ specification lorries from entering the capital by 2020 should be part of a balanced approach to tackling road safety, and not just penalise the road haulage sector, trade associations have said.