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 […]
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 […]
The new government must support the industry in meeting clean air legislation and not villainise HGVs, according to the FTA’s election manifesto.
The government must not neglect commercial vehicles in its push to upgrade electric charging infrastructure, a leading vehicle manufacturer has said.