He laid the groundwork for the HGV Road User Levy and and started the longer semi-trailer trial while transport minister. Now he’s back supporting recovery operators and hauliers as the chair of two parliamentary groups, MT finds out more. The former squaddie and the only transport minister to have held an HGV licence, is enjoying fighting the corner off those he believes need a voice in parliament. He has thrown his support behind various campaigns including most recently the End […]
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.
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
Sir Mike Penning MP, chairman of the newly established Road Freight and Logistics All-Party Parliamentary Group will address delegates at the Microlise Transport Conference this May.