Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government. The senior TC and TC for the North West sent her letter of resignation to transport secretary Chris Grayling last year. In it she said it was vital the DfT “gives its full support to the traffic commissioners” and to fail to do so would “irreparably undermine the jurisdiction which has survived and thrived for 85 years”. “Over the years,” […]
The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
Platooning HGVs will be on major UK roads by the end of 2018, after the government committed £8.1m to trials of the autonomous vehicles.
Over 400 delegates gathered at Nottingham University for the 2013 Microlise Transport Conference to hear a diverse mix of speakers – introduced by FairFuelUk spokesman Quentin Willson – discuss topics ranging from compliance and enforcement to using technology to improve operational efficiency.