Plans to extend a quarry in South Yorkshire have attracted dozens of objections, despite the number of predicted HGVs remaining the same and a “markedly low” road traffic incident rate. Breedon Southern submitted the proposals to extend the Holme Hall Quarry near Stainton to around 31.6ha and included a number of mitigation measures for HGVs leaving the site in its plans. These include no overloading; sheet and covering of any materials in transit and ensuring lorries pass through a wheel […]
The head of one of the UK’s leading hauliers has urged the industry to sign an online petition demanding councils and major developers include HGV welfare facilities on their agendas.
The government should make the use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, according to the FTA.
The FTA has accused London mayor Sadiq Khan of scoring “a spectacular own goal” in his plans to clean up the capital’s air quality, due to the confusion over the Direct Vision Standard (DVS).