Rob Flello, political champion of the haulage industry, has been ousted as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South by Conservative candidate Jack Brereton. Flello, who was chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport and a member of the Transport Committee, lost his seat to Brereton by just 663 votes in last week’s general election. Flello, who voted remain in last year’s EU Referendum, was defending one of the most pro-Brexit areas in the country with more than 70% of […]
Labour transport minister Richard Burden (pictured) has accused the government of washing its hands of the Strategic Road Network (SRN), following the creation of Highways England in April.
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.
Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle.