Poor road conditions and a failure to open major routes after incidents has led to low levels of satisfaction among hauliers about how motorways and A-roads meet their needs. A report into the roads network managed by Highways England found just half (52%) of freight, logistics and delivery companies are satisfied. Many told Transport Focus, the watchdog behind the report, that the state of the roads is costing them money by pushing up their operating costs. They also said Highways […]
Concerns over the driver shortage and continuing growth in the economy could lead to above-inflation pay rises for 2015, the FTA has suggested.
A confidential reporting system where transport employees can flag up safety concerns is being introduced into the road haulage industry.
The FTA has demanded assurances from Scotland’s transport minister that the Forth Road Bridge will re-open to all vehicles on 4 January.