The government has been urged to extend the Renewable Fuel Transport Obligation (RFTO) beyond 2020 in order to boost biofuel production and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil diesel. In a consultation response, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN), which represents companies involved in gas-derived fuel production and gas-powered HGVs, said the current plans would see subsidies awarded to CNG and LNG end on 31 December. The GVN told the Department for Transport (DfT): “The feedback received from our member […]
The DfT has achieved its original target of getting 1,800 longer semi-trailers on the roads, albeit almost five years after the scheme was first launched.
The logistics industry has lashed out at government claims that hauliers ignored government warnings to prepare for the driver shortage for five years.
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.