The DfT has achieved its original target of getting 1,800 longer semi-trailers on the roads, albeit almost five years after the scheme was first launched. According to the DfT’s annual report on the trial, 1,806 longer semi-trailers were in circulation at the end of 2016. However, the number of operators taking part in the trial fell slightly from 163 in 2015 to 161 last year. Noting that more than 15 million vehicle km has been saved since the trial began […]
The BVRLA has welcomed the introduction of the HGV Road User Levy, which comes into effect today (1 April) and means that foreign-registered lorries will have to pay to travel on UK roads.
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
Pressure on the supply chain in northern France mounted yesterday after a fire in the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk burnt the settlement to the ground.