The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost. In Scotland, Glasgow-based Bullet Express had to close after rural and access roads became unnavigable. MD David McCutcheon said while his business would survive, some would be finished off. “This is going to be expensive for a lot of people. We’d just had a really good month in one of our departments and this […]
The industry has given a mixed reaction to new data suggesting nearly a third of the UK’s hauliers are at risk of imminent collapse due to record diesel prices and rapidly rising driver wages.
The DfT has confirmed that trucks using equipment designed to cut their emissions, such as aerodynamic flaps, will soon be allowed to run up to a GVW of 45 tonnes.
The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length.