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. Describing the current estimated £9bn backlog as a “plague of potholes” the select committee said today (1 July) that the current “make do and mend” approach employed by councils also offered poor value for money. The chairwoman of the Transport Committee, Lilian Greenwood MP, said: “Cash-strapped councils are raiding their highways […]
Acumen Distribution has put four more 15.65m longer semi-trailers on the road, taking the total number of trailers it operates under the DfT trial to 21.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has warned imports and exports of live animals will be disrupted after 1 July following news that Portsmouth International Port has scrapped plans to build a live animal border control post (BCP).
The new government bill making provisions for a no-deal trade arrangement when the UK leaves the EU next year is merely a contingency plan, with plans for a trade agreement still firmly on the table, transport secretary Chris Grayling has assured the industry.