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 […]
Plummeting sales during the COVID-19 lockdown could force petrol stations to close leaving some hauliers facing fuel shortages, fuel retailers are warning.
Logistics UK said it sympathised with lorry drivers plotting a nationwide strike next month and repeated calls for the government to allow EU drivers temporary work visas.
HGV drivers working longer hours under new COVID-19 rules should be supplied with government-subsidised fatigue monitors to avert a rise in road accidents.