RHA chief executive Richard Burnett has paid tribute to the “positive response” from transport secretary Grant Schapps MP (pictured) to a set of measures requested to support the haulage industry through the coronavirus epidemic. In a letter to Schapps seen by MT, Burnett warned that his members were “reporting catastrophic effects on their businesses” and the government needs to make “immediate financial intervention” to prevent mass bankruptcies. “I am in regular contact with Grant Schapps and am confident he understands […]
John Hayes MP, the minister for state at the DfT responsible for freight and logistics, has promised that he will be “much more radical” in building the status of the road transport sector as a vital part of the British economy.
The London Lorry Control Scheme has been suspended in order to ease the passage of goods into shops and supermarkets.
Andrew Baxter (pictured), MD of Europa Worldwide Group, has revealed the pressures transport and logistics companies are facing in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.