The government must not neglect commercial vehicles in its push to upgrade electric charging infrastructure, a leading vehicle manufacturer has said. At the opening of parliament earlier this week (21 June), the Queen announced legislation that “will be introduced to ensure the United Kingdom remains a world leader in new industries, including electric cars”. Iveco’s alternative fuels director Martin Flach said that the move was welcome but that it was important the government did not focus solely on electric cars. […]
The RAC has called on all major political parties to say in the run-up to the next general election what they intend to do about four key transport concerns – the high cost of fuel, the poor state of the UK’s roads, the need for better enforcement of driving behaviour, and the issue of expensive and inadequate parking facilities.
The FTA has welcomed proposals from local government secretary Eric Pickles that would give businesses the power to force a review of local parking restrictions they are unhappy with. Under the proposals, which went to consultation earlier this month, individuals or businesses would be able to force a council review of parking rules and enforcement by raising a petition signed by at least 50 people, or at least 10% of the residents or businesses in the affected local area. Councils […]
The government has challenged the logistics industry to boost the number of its female and ethnic minority employees.