The government is insisting its plans to build a lorry park outside Ashford, Kent ahead of Brexit are not a repeat of its Stanford West lorry park project. The park would have held 3,600 trucks but the plan was ditched in 2017 after the government decided not to fight a judicial review of the proposal. The Ashford site, dubbed Mojo, is located just outside of Ashford, near junction 10A of the M20, and has enough space to park 10,000 trucks. […]
The RHA is to make an emergency submission to the government this week demanding that it steps in and sorts out the industry’s driver shortage, before it undermines the fragile economic recovery.
Scottish hauliers have expressed fears for the viability of their businesses following the revelation that they would have to pay to use UK roads if Scotland votes for independence.
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]