Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year. The DfT has announced a national roll out of its Lane Rental scheme after a successful pilot on roads in London and Kent. It will go live across the UK in late 2019 in a bid to reduce peak time congestion caused by planned works. The trial by Kent County Council and […]
The RHA and local member Steve Porter Transport took a truck to Newport for the start of the Isle of Wight cylcing festival on 14 September to get cyclists in the cab and demonstrate the blind spots faced by LGV drivers. Part of the RHA’s cycle safety campaign, the initiative is part of a series of events bringing together cyclists and operators so both groups understand each other’s concerns.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) will release a transport strategy by the end of the year, after Philip Hammond announced that mayor Sadiq Khan would be given further devolved powers in today’s budget.
The RHA has confirmed it will be meeting with the Treasury next Friday (20 Feb) to thrash out the potential of direct funding for road haulage employers wanting to train new HGV drivers.