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 […]
A partnership between the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and online booking portal Bosch has helped contribute towards a 43% growth in its database of secure parking places across Europe.
The government should create an organisation that involves the public in major infrastructure schemes, in order to prevent projects like the Stanford West lorry park being dropped.
Employers, not just their employees, will find themselves before Britain’s traffic commissioners (TCs) if drivers have not completed their periodic training by September 2014. Speaking at the RHA National Training Conference last week in Birmingham, senior TC Beverley Bell made clear her support for continuous professional development, stating “driver training is essentially about investing in your staff”. Bell set out the position of the TCs in regards to the fast-approaching deadline for those granted grandfather rights to complete their Driver […]