The RHA has demanded that Heathrow Airport update its freight movement facilities “as a matter of urgency”, following complaints of congestion and delay accessing the west London site. Mounting congestion around the airport’s cargo centre is creating severe delays and making the cargo area inaccessible at times, with police frequently turning away vehicles from the area, according to operators. The weakened pound has also seen cargo volumes surge at Heathrow this year, with the airport reporting a 10.5% rise year-on-year […]
Hauliers delivering to Canary Wharf Contractors’ (CWC) building sites in London could be forced to pay for routeing software technology aimed at helping them avoid London cyclists and left turns, as a consequence of mayor Boris Johnson’s latest policy.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
The RHA has slammed Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s criticism of HGVs for using trunk roads in heavy snow as “naïve in the extreme”.