RHA has slammed a move by councils to fine truck drivers for weight infringements as nothing more than a cash generator. The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to grant councils new powers to tackle “rogue” HGV drivers. The call is prompted by what the LGA describes as “lorry mayhem blighting villages and towns across the country” which it says results largely from lorries being “driven down routes not suitable for their size and weight.” LGA called […]
FM Conway has launched an HGV driver apprenticeship scheme to help tackle the UK’s driver shortfall.
The reborn TruckPol intelligence service is gaining momentum and financial backing, according to National Business Crime Forum (NBCF) vice-chairwoman Jean Mountain. Mountain, who chaired a second meeting of the forum, which has resurrected TruckPol, told MT the Business Crime Intelligence Bureau, which works alongside the NBCF, had begun feeding information about freight crime through to the RHA as planned. The NBCF itself, meanwhile, is due to lobby MPs at the House of Commons on 22 November. The forum has attracted […]
Pressure is mounting on the DfT and Treasury to ringfence the money raised by the HGV Road User Levy for the benefit of the road transport sector. The levy, which could begin in April 2014 if approved by Parliament, and will see operations pay a daily charge of up to a £10 or a maximum of £1,000 a year per truck to use of UK roads, is expected to raise net revenues of £20m. Almost all of this will be […]