In 2016 the UK road transport industry moved more freight by both weight and distance than it has ever done since modern records began According to newly published figures the UK road transport industry (excluding Northern Ireland) lifted freight amounting to 1.89 billion tonnes in 2016; a 15% increase year-on-year. This is the highest recorded collective weight since comparative records began in 1990. Hauliers also racked up 170 billion tonne-km, the weight of goods carried multiplied by the distance hauled, […]
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.
The government’s much anticipated report into improving air quality in the UK is released today (26 July). MT takes a look at the report and responses to it from across the industry.
The government is planning to outlaw the removal of sideguards and rear under-run devices on HGVs as part of its drive to reduce cyclist deaths across the UK.