Haulage operators are demanding government action after a record spike in volumes, combined with a dearth of drivers made worse by a backlog in HGV driver tests, threatened to push many to the brink. Business group Logistics UK has also urged the DVSA to ramp up its fast-track programme to clear at least 30,000 driving tests, after postponements due to the pandemic left thousands of potential truckers waiting in the wings, right when the country needs them most. Bullet Express […]
A six month pilot of next generation testing (NGT) will commence next month in south Wales with more than 20 ATF operators.
Give hauliers grants to cover cost of shipping empty trailers to Northern Ireland, Logistics UK tells ministers
Logistics UK met with key government members this week to demand hauliers be given grants to cover the cost of empty running created by Brexit border issues.
The UK government has published its “revolutionary” ‘Transport decarbonisation plan’ that includes a consultation on banning the sale of “non-zero emissions HGVs” under 26 tonnes by 2035 and the sale of all fossil-fuelled HGVs by 2040.