Derby City Council has rejected plans for a clean air zone, after residents and businesses voted “overwhelmingly” for a traffic management system to cut emission levels in the city. Almost three quarters (73.6%) respondents to the city’s public consultation voted for a traffic management system, compared to 27.5% for a charging zone within Derby’s inner ring road and 17.1% for a charging zone within the city’s outer ring road. Announcing its decision last week, Derby City council’s deputy leader Matthew […]
The road transport industry will have to help itself, after its call to ‘help us, help you’ via a £150m HGV driver training fund was ignored in yesterday’s Emergency Budget.
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery. Chris Tindall