A taskforce of MPs has claimed the government is failing to provide leadership on the controversial issue of clean air zones (CAZs), which many hauliers fear will put them out of business. Improving Air Quality, a joint report from four Select Committees, published today (15 March) also labels the government’s response to the UK’s ‘air quality catastrophe’ inadequate and calls for immediate, bold action. Coming after the third defeat of the government’s plans to address the UK’s illegal air pollution […]
The RHA and FTA have warned that hauliers operating under the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) face extra costs and unnecessary legislation if proposed changes go ahead.
The government has confirmed that it plans to trial truck platoons on the UK’s strategic road network in the 2016 spring Budget.
The FTA has called for London’s councils to bring a “pragmatic” approach to carrying out their duties during the Olympics. The issue reignited at a Transport Select Committee session last month (23 May), after Catherine West, London Councils’ transport committee chairman, was asked by Paul Maynard MP to spell out what the councils’ “light touch” pledge would mean in the context of the Olympics. “Are you going to ensure certainty over how apply regulations, even if you apply them lightly?” […]