Grant Shapps has replaced Chris Grayling as Secretary of State for Transport as part of newly installed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Shapps was most recently Minister for State for International Development, having been chairman of the Conservative Party before this. He replaces Grayling after a difficult period that saw the Public Accounts Committee accuse the DfT of failing road transport over Brexit, and UK based international hauliers attacking the allocation process for ECMT permits. There was also the […]
Kinaxia Logistics chief executive Simon Hobbs (pictured) has welcomed today’s (March 11) Budget in which the Chancellor promised that the NHS will get “whatever it needs, whatever it costs” to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
UK automotive manufacturing sector needs further government intervention to ensure post-pandemic recovery, SMMT warns
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on manufacturing is expected to cut annual light commercial vehicle production volumes by a third to just 920,000 units this year, according to a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The DfT has launched a website of motorway services to help ease hauliers’ journeys as they deliver vital supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.