A Lincolnshire haulier has blasted officials over roadworks which could cost his firm an extra £35,000 in longer journeys. The row has erupted after North East Lincolnshire Council said they would be closing a section of the A1173 near Stallingborough for six months while contractors create a new roundabout on the road. This has now been revised by NELC to a one-way traffic flow. But Alan Broughton, director of local haulage firm Handtrans is furious that trucks travelling towards Grimsby […]
Logistics UK has raised concerns over the government’s consultation on Operation Brock enforcement, which closes on Sunday (23 August) and relates to road usage at the Channel ports, particularly across Kent, after the end of the EU transition period.
Local councils should find it easier to minimise the disruption caused by road works, following a DfT decision to allow them to create permit schemes without having to get central government approval. The change, announced by transport minister Norman Baker on 23 January, may take effect as early as 2015 and will mean councils can introduce such schemes – which limit the time utility companies can take over road works and apply fines if they overrun – more easily. Permit […]
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling for major improvements to regional infrastructure to boost productivity and help England’s regions improve links with international markets.