The government is beginning to acknowledge the importance of the road transport industry ahead of the general election, according to the RHA. Chief executive Richard Burnett told MT that Downing Street had responded to the association’s manifesto for the election, confirming that the document had been received and considered. Burnett said: “I think they are listening and beginning to understand the importance and relevance, the criticality of making sure that we’re being supported.” The RHA released the manifesto last week, […]
6) Robert Goodwill MP Appointed to the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013, Robert Goodwill has certainly had to hit the ground running. He has a flurry of controversial issues to tackle from the get-go: the cyclist versus lorry safety debate, the A14 tolling debacle, reform of the Highways Agency and the impending HGV Road Levy, to name but a few.
Lawyers are working on a High Court legal challenge calling for Smart motorways to be scrapped after two men were knocked down and killed at the roadside by an HGV.
International hauliers face “Armageddon” if no deal is struck in regards to Brexit, industry commentators have warned.