DfT officials have been accused of ignoring ministers’ wishes in a move likened to a scene from TV series ‘Yes Minister’ after the department shelved plans this week for a trial of 25-metre articulated trucks whilst it carries out a safety review of the vehicle. The decision brings to an abrupt halt plans mapped out by transport minister Baroness Vere and Denby Transport chairman Dick Denby, pictured, for a Section 44 permit to be issued to enable Denby Transport’s 25.25m […]
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin MP has opened a biomethane refuelling station at UPS’s Tamworth hub.
Government plans to build a £250m lorry park in Kent to prevent delays caused by Operation Stack have been criticised by the Transport Committee, which described the decision as “rushed” and called for more research into its cost and impact.
Services for EU-bound HGVs at the Manston Airport site are being suspended in what Kent Police are hailing as a first step towards a return to “business as usual” on the county’s roads following the end of the Brexit transition.