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 HGV Road User Levy has smashed its initial £20m revenue target in its first year of operation, generating £44m in revenue from foreign-registered hauliers and prompting calls for the money to be reinvested in UK road freight.
Trade associations and the UK government have given a qualified welcome to the publication of the EC’s no-deal contingency plan for transport, which appears to address some of the access concerns for international haulage.
Lilian Greenwood – Labour MP for Nottingham South – is the new chairwoman of the Transport Committee, having won a secret ballot of MPs under the Alternative Vote system on 12 July.