The government is to spend £1.7bn on improving the roads, repair bridges and fill in millions of potholes as the country starts a tentative return to work. The Transport Investment Fund cash is intended to make journeys on roads and motorways smoother and safer over the coming weeks and months. In addition, the government said it would accelerate more than £175m worth of work during quieter periods as people follow guidance to avoid unnecessary travel. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: […]
No end to the migrant crisis appears to be in sight for international vehicle operators crossing the Channel to the UK via Calais, after the town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart warned the problems there were not going to go away anytime soon. Her comments came as the UK’s Border Force confirmed there had been surge in the number of migrants caught in the first three months of this financial year attemting to make it to the UK.
A campaign to highlight the dangers recovery operators face at the roadside is stepping up a gear after receiving “an underwhelming level of response” from MPs.
FTA members have expressed safety fears over the government’s decision to allow heavier, faster agricultural vehicles on UK roads.