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. He will use his presentation to outline the aims and objectives of the group. First elected in his Hemel Hempstead constituency in May 2005, Penning served as a minister in the DfT. Now chairing a new cross-party group on Road Freight and Logistics, he is an outspoken supporter of the road transport industry and […]
The Transport Committee has called on the DfT to commit to a five-year funding model to tackle the chronic issue of potholes across the local road network in England.
DfT officials have been accused of ignoring ministers’ wishes in a move likened to a scene from TV series ‘Yes Minister’ after the department shelved plans this week for a trial of 25-metre articulated trucks whilst it carries out a safety review of the vehicle. The decision brings to an abrupt halt plans mapped out by transport minister Baroness Vere and Denby Transport chairman Dick Denby, pictured, for a Section 44 permit to be issued to enable Denby Transport’s 25.25m […]
Rates pressure, diesel prices and lorry road user levy revenues are among the points the RHA wants the chancellor to consider ahead of the Budget (20 March).