Jesse Norman MP has taken on the role of secretary of state for roads, local transport and devolution at the DfT. The MP for Hereford and South Hertfordshire’s new responsibilities include road freight, Highways England and transport technology, in effect replacing John Hayes MP. Norman previously worked as an under secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He made his first appearance in the role last week (26 June) when he met with Transport for […]
The government has rejected calls from two select committees for an urgent change in insolvency law, after the collapse of City Link last Christmas left sub-contractors and non-secured creditors £30m out of pocket.
The DfT has said a decision will be made in due course on the rigidity of the December deadline for operators to take up their allocations of longer semi-trailers as part of the government’s 10-year trial.
Hauliers are racing to grab a share of the permits that will allow them to continue to operate in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit outcome.