HGV traffic to and from Ireland via Holyhead has slumped by around a third, according to port operator Stena Line. Stena said the reduction is largely due to operators from mainland Europe – whose trucks would normally head for Ireland via the UK ‘land bridge’ and pick up loads on the way back – deciding to avoid the UK. Head of UK Port Authorities at Stena Line Ian Davies said that whilst it was cheaper and quicker for lorry drivers […]
The chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport (APPG) has said a push to extend student loans to cover would-be HGV drivers is not dead, despite the government seemingly killing-off the proposal.
The Cabinet Office has been reprimanded by the UK Statistics Authority for using unpublished and unverifiable data to refute RHA’s claims last month that export volumes plummeted by 68% in January, after the UK’s exit from the European Single Market.
Transport for London (TfL) has told motortransport.co.uk a postponement to the Direct Vision Standard is being kept under consideration as concerns grow that manufacturers will struggle to fulfil vehicle orders.