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 […]
The Unite union has called on the government to ringfence money raised from foreign truck operators by the HGV Road User Levy for investment in the UK’s transport infrastructure.
The level of financial standing standard O-licence holders will have to demonstrate is likely to increase in 2017, due to the drop in the value of the pound against the euro.
The FTA has voiced concern over London Councils’ proposals to require all HGVs of 18-plus tonnes to fit extra mirrors and sideguards to comply with the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS).