The UK is facing the collapse of the supply chain in the next two to three weeks, RHA chief executive Richard Burnett (pictured) warned this week. Speaking to the BBC, Burnett said that despite meeting with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps last week to warn him of the perilous situation, the government is continuing to refuse to take any immediate action to tackle the severe HGV driver shortage. In an interview with BBC broadcaster Paddy O’Connell on Sunday (25 July), Burnett […]
A suggestion by new president of the Institute of Highway Engineers for the government to consider banning trucks from UK motorways on Sundays has been described as “out of touch” and “the last thing” the industry would want to see in the UK. Richard Hayes, who will became president of the IHE this week, says he will be writing to the roads minister, Mike Penning, to ask the Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the issue as part of its […]
A plan by Hampshire County Council to cut freight movements across the county’s highways by banning truck movements on Sundays has been slammed by the RHA.
Analytics company GlobalData has confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic has begun forcing transport and logistics companies to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies.