Undecided how you’re going to vote next week? Motor Transport looked through the key party manifestos to see what the new government could mean for the road haulage sector. Conservative party Manifesto pledges include: Road transport: • Continue a £40bn road and rail investment programme • Develop the strategic road network, • Improve transport connections across the country • Create extra capacity on the railways, bring new lines and stations, and improve existing routes – including for freight. • Continue […]
The government is looking at funding HGV driver training for those leaving the military to help alleviate the skills shortage.
Chancellor George Osborne has invited RHA chief executive Richard Burnett to a “formal roundtable discussion” with the Treasury and DfT to discuss possible government “intervention” to address the HGV driver shortage.
The Transport Committee has accused the DfT of “blatantly ignoring” its recommendations in regards the roll out of all-lane running across the motorway network, which one MP has said will “get people killed”.