As first reported on motortransport.co.uk, it looks as though some 20 years of campaigning by Dick Denby of Denby Transport in Lincolnshire is about to pay off and the government will give the go ahead for trials of the Denby Eco-Link B-double road train from next month. It is many years since questions were first raised about the future capacity needs for road haulage and the realisation that our current reliance on the 13.6m long triaxle trailer would be unlikely […]
Plans to build an HGV parking area along the route of the Lower Thames Crossing have been dropped, in a move that has drawn criticism from the RHA and FTA.
Andrew Jones MP, the new transport minister with responsibility for freight and logistics, says his key priority for the future is delivery of the strategic road infrastructure programme.
The DfT is asking for feedback on proposals to increase the time required between digital tachograph data downloads to 90 days. Currently the time limit is 56 days, but the increase would align it with Europe. The FTA said operators had not raised the current limit as an issue, but that it was conceivable it might aid operators regularly undertaking long-haul European work. Vosa was unable to respond to the suggestion put forward by industry sources that increasing the download […]