Overnight HGV parking should be considered in planning decisions and when DCs are proposed, according to new government guidelines. The move, welcomed by the RHA, should ensure driver welfare is taken into account by local authorities when coming to their decisions. In an updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), it states: “Planning policies and decisions should recognise the importance of providing adequate overnight lorry parking facilities, taking into account any local shortages, to reduce the risk of parking in locations […]
Logistics firm Perishable Movements Limited (PML) has reassured customers that its new lorry park near Dover should be ready by November after the government drastically downscaled plans for a huge Brexit customs clearance park at the port.
Norbert Dentressangle has been prosecuted by Wiltshire Council after its lorries breached a weight restriction on four occasions.
Sir Mike Penning on addressing the driver shortage; why he won’t back May’s Brexit deal and a need for emission controls
Sir Mike Penning MP announced at an RHA parliamentary reception last year that he intended to form an all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on road freight and logistics to ensure that this vital sector has a voice in parliament as the UK leaves the EU.