The FTA has seen enquiries to its member advice centre more than double since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. Common questions from haulage and logistics operators relate to the furloughing of drivers, medical certificates due to expire, relaxation of drivers’ hours rules and calibration of tachographs. On average, it normally answers 28,000 questions from FTA members each year, but enquiries to the advice centre have spiralled as the unprecedented nature of the outbreak puts a huge strain on the […]
The FTA has welcomed the government’s decision to slash the cost of using the Severn Bridges but said it should have gone further.
The chief executive of the DVSA has told an influential group of MPs that traffic commissioners should be “abolished” and operator cases pursued through the courts instead. Giving evidence to the transport select committee, which is currently investigating the work of the enforcement agency, outgoing chief Gareth Llewellyn described the TCs as “anachronistic” and said a significant amount of money could be saved by doing away with them. He said: “In the operator world there’s a group called the traffic […]
A cross-party strategy to Get Britain Cycling aims to see a quarter of all journeys made on a bicycle by 2050. It’s lead to to a flurry of pro-cycling announcements from Westminster with little consideration for operators.