The government has encouraged the industry to respond to plans to overhaul the country’s outdated planning system and explain how “high quality” lorry parking facilities should be provided. In a response to a petition demanding that councils are forced to include “safe and secure HGV parking with refreshment and washing facilities for drivers” when deciding distribution park applications, it said it was considering “innovative ideas” to improve HGV parks. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said: “As […]
Operators can now apply for the new round of permits to run longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the extension to the trial announced earlier this year.
The FTA has welcomed the advent of “improved” mirrors for new HGVs from next year, describing them as a commonsense approach to boosting road safety.
Mounting concerns that the country will leave the European Union (EU) without a deal in October has prompted major logistics provider Uniserve to contact its customers for details of their shipments up until the end of the year.