Ministers have agreed that charging operators working in urban areas should be a “last resort”, after four of the industry’s leading trade associations spoke to MPs about preventing HGVs from being priced out of operating in cities. The RHA, FTA, BVRLA and National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) met with Jesse Norman and environment minister Therese Coffey to outline their concerns about local authorities rushing plans for clean air zone (CAZ) regulations without giving the road transport sector due consideration. The […]
Ocado has added another six Iveco Stralis CNG trucks to its fleet, with another 14 due to enter service shortly.
Newell and Wright Transport (NWT) has reopened a disused rail terminal in a bid to cut its carbon footprint and increase rail freight services.
Operators have responded well to calls from the head of a new working group to get involved to help tackle the skills crisis, but even more involvement would be welcome. RHA chief executive Geoff Dunning says he is pleased by the response from operators to his call to get involved in the initiative [see below] made earlier this year. “There’s been a good number of volunteers,” Dunning tells MotorTransport.co.uk. “There’s no doubt that the issue of the driver population is […]