Defra has launched a consultation on live exports, proposing to ban livestock movements if the temperature falls outside of the range 5–30 degrees, unless vehicles have a thermo-regulation system. The proposals also include stricter conditions for poultry, with a temperature range of between 5 and 25 degrees. In its plans, the government department said there were growing concerns about the requirements for the transport of animals, which did not reflect latest scientific evidence on welfare. It said that now the […]
The upgraded A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme has opened eight months ahead of schedule, speeding up journey times and improving access to and from the UK’s largest container port.
Improved mirrors that eliminate HGV blind spots will become mandatory on newly registered vehicles from July of next year across the EU.
The government has relaxed EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales for hauliers involved in the delivery of food and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.