Transport minister Baroness Vere said extending drivers’ hours was “definitely not a long-term solution” to the burgeoning recruitment crisis and that the industry had known for a long time this problem was on the horizon. Speaking during a House of Lords debate, Vere said that although they had been some of the heroes during the pandemic, it was “time for the industry to step up just a little more”. She said: “On 1 August last year, we suspended the HGV […]
Local authorities across the country will be able to charge utility companies as much as £2,500 a day to work on roads in peak hours from next year.
London mayor Boris Johnson has launched his Safer Lorry Scheme (previously the Safer Lorry Charge), pledging to ban trucks without cycle safety equipment from the capital.
A senior figure at one of the UK’s biggest logistics groups has claimed the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to more multi-user transport operations as companies look to cut costs.