Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has pledged that new motorways that have no hard shoulder – known as All Lane Running (ALR) motorways – will only open if technology is in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly. In addition all existing ALR motorways will have the technology fitted six months earlier than originally planned. The move is part of wider safety improvements brought in after a series of fatal crashes on motorways where the hard shoulder is converted into […]
Over 2.5 million people died from Covid-19 in 2020, and the world has been galvanised into action by the devastating loss of life. Yet every year, more than one million people lose their lives in road collisions. But, unlike the pandemic, its most significant effect is among children and young adults. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for the 5 to 29 age group.
Transport industry slams EU over threat to restrict access to UK trucks after Brexit transition period
The transport and logistics industry has described claims by the EU Commission that it will restrict access to British trucks at the end of the post-Brexit transition period as “ridiculous” and would leave the EU “shooting itself in the foot”.
XPO Logistics has landed a contract with home appliance group Beko to serve as transport partner in the UK.