Nearly half of all overhead power line incidents last year were caused by haulage firms, according to UK Power Networks (UKPN). The energy firm has now launched a campaign to remind people working near power lines to concentrate on their safety and plan properly. It said the four groups with the highest number of safety incidents during the past five years have been road hauliers, farmers, tree surgeons and builders. But hauliers have by far the most number, with 44% […]
Motor Transport has joined the RHA and the CILT in calling on chancellor George Osborne to set aside £100m to fund the urgent recruitment and training of up to 45,000 new HGV drivers in his Autumn Statement on 3 December.
Weight restrictions to prevent HGVs from using towns in Oxfordshire as a rat run could be introduced if funding is secured from local businesses.
Transport for London has been accused of opportunism after mayor Sadiq Khan announced that it would reintroduce all road charging schemes from Monday (18 May).