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 […]
The industry’s two main trade associations have welcomed the start of a trial in Liverpool designed to test the effect on congestion of removing the city’s bus lanes.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
Last month to the collective relief of the road transport industry, chancellor George Osborne froze duty once again, announcing September’s 3ppl increase would not happen.