Operators and industry trade bodies have reacted with dismay to news that the government will continue to relax working hours until 8 August in an effort to ease the current driver shortage. A DfT statement said: “In response to pressures on local and national supply chains, the DfT has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales. “The temporary relaxation of the rules reflects the exceptional circumstances stemming from a shortage […]
An Employment Tribunal has ruled that City Link failed to properly consult with its employees ahead of its administration in December 2014, and has awarded over 700 ex-staff a maximum pay-out of around £2.5m.
The FTA has called on the government to speed up its decision over a new lower Thames crossing, after transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin ruled out one of the three possible locations and said a final announcement would be made “as soon as possible”.
The ways in which scientific developments will change the future of road transport will be examined at the Microlise Transport Conference, with a speech from one of the UK government’s senior policy makers.