A proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been met with “incredulity” by the trade associations, which warned such a charge could jeopardise British trading relationships. Dover District Council will propose a £1 charge on HGVs using the port at a meeting tonight (31 January), in order to improve air quality in the surrounding area. An agenda for the meeting reveals a councillor will ask the question: “With increasing traffic on the Port of Dover starting […]
Welcome to the first edition of Motor Transport’s Power Players – the list of the 20 people who we believe have the most influence and exert the most control over the road transport industry. This list is by no means objective, but we’ve debated the merits of those on the list. You will find operators, clients, industry stakeholders and a few off-the-wall choices. Some are there because they exerted power in 2012, while others appear because we expect them to […]
Trailblazer apprenticeships have long been mooted as a remedy for road transport’s skills crisis. However a Commons Select Committee has warned they have a worrying lack of focus and will not fill skills gaps unless they concentrate on sectors and regions where training is most needed.
London Gateway’s Logistics Park is fast-tracking the delivery of a speculative 146,000 sq ft green warehouse facility to meet surging demand for premium warehousing space in the south east of England.