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 […]
Systemic problems with Brexit red tape will continue to hit exports, RHA warns, as number of empty lorries leaving UK doubles
The RHA is disputing an Office of National Statistics (ONS) forecast that UK exports could rally as traders get used to the new rules.
The FTA has called for so-called ‘delegated examiners’ to be allowed to conduct vocational driving tests in the place of regular DVSA test examiners.
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]